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Vestry Book 



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Saint Peter's, New Kent County, Va. 



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1682-^1758. 



PUBLISHED BY 



THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES OF 
AMERICA IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. 



Parish Record Series, Ko. 3. 



RICHMOND: 

WM. ELLIS JONES, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER. 
1905. 



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Parish Record Series. 



No. I. 

REGISTER OF CHRIST CHURCH PARISH, 
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, VA. 

1653— 1812. 

Price, $5.00. 



No. II. 



RESISTER OF ST. PETER'S PARISH, 
NEW KENT COUNTY, VA. 

1680 — 1787. 

Price, $5.00. 



No. III. 

VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH, 
NEW KENT COUNTY, VA. 

1682— 1758. 

Price, $5.00. 



INTRODUCTION. 



New Kent county was formed from the county of York in 1654, and it 
seems that the parish of St. Peter's was established about the same time. 

In 1684-85 Blissland Parish was cut off from St. Peter's. 

The following were the ministers of St. Peter's Parish from 1682. Earlier 
ones are not known : 

Rev. William Sellake, 1682. 

Rev. John Carr, 1684-1685. 

Rev. John Ball, 1685-1687. 

Rev. John Page, 1687. 

Rev. John Ball, 1689. 

Rev. Mr. Williams, 1689. 

Rev. John Gordon, 1690. 

Rev. Jacob Ware, 1690-1695. 

Rev. Nicholas Moreau, 1696-1698. 

Rev. James Bowker, 1698-1703. 

Rev. Richard Squire, 1703-1707. 

Rev. Daniel Taylor, 1707. 

Rev. Samuei Gray, 1707 -17 10. 

Rev. William Brodie, 1710-1721. 

Rev. Zacharias Brooke, 1721. 

Rev. Mr. Brownscale, 1722. 

Rev. Mr. Forbess, 1723. 

Rev. Henry Collings, 1 723-1 725. 

Rev. John Lang, 1725-1727. 

Rev. David Mossom, 1727-1758. 

Of several of these ministers nothing is known. 

Rev. John Ball was a signer of a petition to Governor Nicholson in April, 
1700. 

Mr. Williams was probably William Williams, also signer of the petition 
just referred to. 

Jacob Ware was for many years minister of Henrico Parish. 

Nicholas Moreau was doubtless one of the Huguenots who emigrated to 
Virginia in August, 1696. A letter from him to the Bishop of Lichfield and 
Coventry, dated April, 1697, is printed in Perry's papers relating to the 
Church in Virginia. 



James Bowker died as minister of St. Peter*s, and his will is proved in 
New Kent, November 17th, 1704. He was brother of Ralph Bowker, min- 
ister of St. Stephens', in King and Queen county. 

Daniel Taylor had a son of his own name who was educated in an Eng- 
lish University, and was for a long time a faithful minister in a Virginia 
Parish. 

The Vestry of St. Peter's Parish must have been in sore need when it 
employed Rev. Samuel Gray, for shortly before 1699, while minister of a 
church in Middlesex, he caused the death of a slave by severe whipping. 

Rev. Henry Collings, in a letter to the Bishop of London in 1724, reports 
that this ** parish has two hundred and four families in it, forty or fifty com- 
municants, only one church (St Peter's) ; about one hundred and seventy 
or one hundred and eighty attendants. His salary eighty pounds, more or 
less. Glebe and parsonage rented out for six pounds five shillings per 
annum. Catechising had been much neglected. He intended to intro- 
duce it." 

** Rev. John Lang came highly recommended from England to Governor 
Drysdale and Commissary Blair." In a letter to the Bishop of London, 
February 7th, 1725-26, he says: *'I observe the people here (New Kent) 
are very zealous for our Holy Church as it is established in England, so 
that (except some few inconsiderable Quakers) there are scarce any dis- 
senters from our communion." 

Rev. David Mossom, the last minister who appears in this Vestry Book, 
was pastor of St Peter's for forty years. He performed the ceremony 
when George Washington was married to Martha Custis. He himself was 
married four times. Rev. David Mossom came from Newburyport, Massa- 
chusetts, to Virginia. He was born in London, March 25th, 1690, and edu- 
cated at St. John's College, Cambridge. 

St. Peter's Church still stands (the present edifice was built in 1703), and 
cost one hundred and forty-six thousand weight of tobacco. The steeple 
was added to the church twelve years after it was erected. As the place 
where the Widow Custis worshipped, and where, it is supposed, she was 
sometimes attended by George Washington, it possesses a peculiar interest. 



Vestry Book of Saint Peter s Parish, 

NEW KENT COUNTY, VA. 



* * * Jno. Ferine & Mary his wife did lately run away £: 

* * * ye custody of Jno. Barker two children, a boy and 
order ye s'd Barker shall keep ye s'd children till they come of 
age and this Vestry do request ye Court that they will be pledged 
to confirm this their order * * ye s'd Barker. 

This vestry do impower & authorize Mr. Wm. Sellake, Mr. 
Gideon Macon jointly & severally to go down to Blissland Parish 
& disburse ye Vestry of ye s'd parish concerning ye Church plan 
which belongs as well to this parish as to that. And if they 
refuse to buy either the part belonging to this parish or to sell 
their part therein. Then this Vestry do impower & authorize Mr. 
Gideon Macon to continue action against the said Vestry, thereby 
to recover w't is justly due to the Recordat. 

DiOM Wright^ Clrk Vest. 



Christ's Churcl^in St. Peter's 22nd, 1684, Anno Regis, 37th, 
Carr, Minister. 

•Report. 

Mr. Jno. Carr Minister, Geo. Jones, Jno. Park, Wm. Basset, 
Mr. Cornl Dabney, Wm. Wyat, Jno. Rever, Mr. Wm. Paisley, 
Geo. Smith, Vestrymen. 

Mr. Cornelius Daboney, Gideon Macon, Church wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish is Dr. 

To Mr. Jno. Carr minister from ye first of Feb. last & untill ye 
feast of ye Circumcision of ye lord. 

Mr. Gideon Macon by order of Lieut. Coll. Lyddal assigned 
Diomed Wright for 2 months work Clerk. 

Mr. Poindextor as by acct for Surplice & 2000, 6d nails. 

Mr. Gideon Mason as by acct. 

Mr. Workmour as ye acct for 6000 6d nails. 



6 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

Mrs. Thos. Mitshel for keeping a bastard child looo lb. 
wher out he allows for him 500 due & to him. 

Mr. Turner for holding tithables last year. 

To ditto for Order Court against Mrs. Littlepage. 

To Mr. John Carr as Assignor of Mr. Ashurst for surplice 
made. 

To Mr. Carr for fine Diaper Communion Table Cloth. 

To Mr. Macon for Shingling this Church & righting. 

To Thos. Hart Sexton for Church. 

To Rich. Jones Sexton this Church. 

To Wm. Atkinson for Parish Ferry. 

To Mr. Geo. Smith for 5 pts wine from Coll. 

To Cash for 232 lbs. Tob. at ye pecentt. 

Salary for 25,151 Tob. at 5 pts wine from Coll. 

Ordered that Mr. Gideon Macon * * * to Rixoner & re- 
ceived from Mr. Littlepage thousand * * 

Ordered that Mr. Geo. Jones and Mr. Thos. Mitshel Remaine 
Church wardens in ye place & steadd of Mr. Cornelius Daboney 
& Mr. Gideon Macon & that they continue in the same office 
from ye day of the date hereof untill ye expiration of two years 
& that they collect forty eight pounds Tob' & hold this present 
year from each tithable in this Parish & therewith discharge the 
Parish debts et supra. * 

Signed . Mr. Jno. Carr, Clerk, 

and this Et Recordat Dim Wright, Clerk. 



A vestry held at St. Peter's Parish this 22nd day of May primo 
Regno Regis Jacobi Secundi. 

Present : 

Mr. Cornelius Dabney, Gideon Macon, Mr. Stephen Carlton, 
Thomas Mitshell, Mr. Will Peasley, Geo. Joanes, Mr. Jno. Parks. 

It is ordered by this present day vestry that Mr. John Ball 
shall preach five sermons provided heretofore of & in compensa- 
tion shall receive twelve hundred and fifty pounds of Tob and 
Cask. 

It is likewise ordered that Mr. John Ball as minister of parish 
untill the last of October next for which the vestry agree to 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 7 

pay * * ^thousand Lbs ye worth of Tob' & Cask ye month 

* * * promise and aggree to serve as minister of this parish 
Sunday * * uper Church and likewise att ye lower Church 
as other ministers have done heretofore. 

It is ordered that ye order of the last gen'll Cort in this parish 

* * Littlepage forthwith comply with all which if the s'd Mr. 
Littlepage att twenty days * * itable bills of Exchange for 
London payable 20 day of October next that then Gideon Macon 
take out Execution Agst the s'd * * for satisfaction of ye 
same and that he receive the effects into his hands of ye same 
as he hath been formerly ordered. 

It is ordered upon ye petition of Mathias Wood being * * * 
condition be allowed four hundred pounds of Tob' and Caske 
for his maintenance to be levied for him at ye laying of the next 
Levy. 

Whereas Capt. Mathew Page was by a Vestry held for this 
parish elected and of this vestry in the room and stead of Mr. 
James Turner Dea'sed and being by Mr. Cornelius Dabney 
desired to appear at the nex vestry ensuing then and there to 
take the oath accordingly & if he doth refuse to do the same 
this vestry hath therefore ordered Charles Turner, Clerk of the 
vestry to wait upon the said Capt Mathew Page and request him 
to be at ye next ensuing vestry to take ye oath according 
to ye law of this country as a vestry man aforesaid & to show 
his reasons to ye contrary. 

Signed by Jno. Ball, minister, and ye other gentlemen of the 
Vestry. 

Recordat per me Charles Turner, Clerk of Vestry. 



Vestry held in St. Peter's Church for St. Peter's parish. New 
Kent Co., ye 1686 Ann. Dom. Regis, Jan. 2nd. 

Primo, Mr. John Ball, Minister, Mr. Gideon Macon, Mr. Jno. 
Rogor, Mr. Stephen Carlton, Mr. Geo. Smith, Mr. Will. Bassett, 
Mr. Witt Peasley, Vestrymen. 

Mr. Jno. Parks, Mr. Thomas Mitshall, Mr. Henry Wyatt, Mr. 
Geo. Joanes, Church wardens. 



8 X'ESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 

Tob. & Cask. 
To Mr. Jno. Ball, Min., to serve untill ye 22 day of this 

Instant 7250 

To Charles Turner effititing untill 13 day of Dec'er next. . 2000 

To Richard Joandes Sexton of ye lower Church 0300 

To Thomas Hart Sexton of ye Upper Church 0300 

To Will Atkins to ye i ith Docom'r next 0300 

To Diomi Wright 035c 

To Ind. Alford for nursing a bastard child untill ye day of 

Dec'r next 1000 

To Mr. Geo. Joanes as by acct 1445 

Mr. Gideon Macon as by acct 1015 

Mr. Thomas Mitshall per one gallon of wine 0120 

To Capt. Joseph Forstor Sh'r pr birth arrv'l 0039 

To Mr. James Slattor 0300 

To Cash for 15419 lbs. Tob at 8 pesent 1232 

To Sallory 16651 at 5 pesent 0832 

17483 
To Ball, due to ye P'sh lying in ye Church warden's hands. 0167 

to be arrangable at the laying of ye next Levvy 17650 

By 542 Tithables at 32 Tob c J^ pr poll. 

It is ordered that Mr. Thorn. Mitshall, Dim Joandes do collect 
32J/2 lbs. of Tobb pr. poll from each tithable for paying ye above 
debts. 

It is ordered next that Mr. Gideon Macon do at Court in all 
business relating to this parish as plaintiff or defendant or other- 
wise. 

It is ordered that a thousand pounds of tobacco & cask be 
paid unto Mary Wilkinson for nursing a basta,rd child belonging 
to a servant woman of Capt. Joseph Forster this ensuing year. 

It is ordered that Mr. Gideon Macon & Mr. God. Smith & 
Mr. Jno. Ropor do go down to parish of Blissland & to discover 
of gentlemen of vestry about dividing line of ye two according 
a formal agreement, and that they are hereby fully empowered 
to employ a Surveyor to run a dividing line in full confirmation 
of ye same. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. p 

It is ordered that Mr. Thorn. Joanes do aggree & bargain with 
some one person to keep the Ferry and to pay for the same as 
formerly. 

Signed by Mr. Jno. Ball & other gentlemen of ye Vestry. 

Recorded by Mr. Ch\s. Turner, Clk of ye Vestry. 



New Kent. At a vestry held at St. Peter's Church for St. 
Peter's parish, Nov. the 25, 1686, Anno Dom. Regis. 

Present. 

Mr. Jno. Ball, minister ; Mr. Gideon Macon, Mr. Witt Bodlay, 
Mr. Cornelius Dabney, Mr. Will. Bassett, Mr. Geo. Smith, Mr, 
Jno. Parke, Vestrymen. 

Mr. Geo. Smith, Mr. Jno. Parks, Mr. Steph. Carlton, Mr. Geo, 
Joanes, Church wardens. 

Whereas at this present vestry held for St. Peter's parish at 
the upper Church Mr. Jno. Ball doth present himself unto ye 
vestry promising to officiate as minister. Therefore this vestry 
taking into consideration the present want of ye parish and 
desirous of the advancement of God's Glory & ye continuance 
of ye sacred function in this parish do consent & agree with ye 
said Mr. Jno. Ball Minister to officiate as minister in this s d 
parish of St. Peter's * * at ye two churches, at ye lower 
church one Sunday & at ye upper church ye other for this 
ensuing year from ye date of those presents, at ye rate of one 
thousand pr month. 

It is ordered that Charles Turner do offiate as Clk one com- 
plete year beginning from ye thirteenth of Dec'r next ensuing 
ye date of this order & to be allowed after ye date of two thou- 
sand for ye year. 

It is ordered that Mr. Geo. Joanes & Mr. Thom. MitsheJl 
Church wardens do prosecute any person or persons whatsoever 
within this parish of St. Peters that shall be or hath been found 
guilty of fornication. 

It is ordered that Mr. John Lightfoot & family be added to 
ye Survey or of ye high way of ye lower road between the lower 
church & Black Creek mill. 

It is ordered that Will Atkinson do keep ye Ferry and not to 



lO VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

deny Mr. Jno. Ball a passage when occasion shall require and 
to be allowed as formerly. 

Whereas Will Turner hath made complaint to this vestry that 
his help being too weak in clearing of ye highway, they are not 
able to perform. It ^s ordered therefore that the s'd Will. 
Turner shall have the help of tithables as formerly hath been & 
followeth viz : Sam'l Wady, Thom. Glass, Will Winston, Robert 
Anderson.. Charles Fleming. 

It is likewise ordered that a Register be kept in ye lower 
church of St. Peter's p'sh & that Charles Turner, Clerk of ye 
vestry be obligated to keep ye key of ye Chest where ye s'd 
Register Book is ordered to be kept and to enter all business 
relating to the parish in ye s'd Register book. 

It is ordered that ye widow of Mathias Wood named Mabell 
Wood be allowed five hundred pounds of Tob & Cask as was 
formerly appointed for Mathias Wood by this vestry and to be 
paid at ye laying of the next Levie. 

Signed by Mr. Jno. Ball Minister & other gentlemen of ye 
Vestry. 

Recorded by Mr. Charles Turner, Clerk of the Vestry. 



At a vestry held at St. Peter's Church for St. Peter's parish 
ye 23d day of Jan. Anno. Dom. Regis 1687. 

Mr. Jno. Ball, Mr. Jno. Page, Minister; Mr. Gideon Macon.. 
Mr. Will Peasley, Mr. Jno. Roper, Mr. Geo. Smith, Mr. Henry 
Wyatt, Mr. Will. Bassett ; Mr. Thomas Mitchell, Church warden. 

It is ordered that Mr. David Crafort be elected this day 
vestryman in ye room & stead of Mr. Geo. Joanes duly deceased 
and that he have timely * * * to agree at ye next vestry 
to take ye oath accordingly. 

It is ordered ye Mr. Jno. Ball that he offi'ate as minister of 
this parish through two ensuing Sundays * * to be requited 
& to be allowed nine thousand pounds Tob & C. 

Mr. Jno. Page minister now presenting himself to ye parish 
to offiate as Minister thereof, it is therefore ordered that ye 
time of Mr. Jno. Page, minister, did go in from ye first of 
July next & ye to be allowed usual allowance as one thousand 
pounds of Tobb & Csk. pr month, Mr. Jno. Page likewise * * * 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. II 

Allowed unto Mr. Jno. Ball & C. to be paid at ye laying of ye 
nex Levie. Likewise ordered that a vestry be held at the Church 
of St. Peter's parish ye 3rd day of July, 1687. 

Recorded by Mr. Charles Turner^ Clerk of Vestry. 

At a Vestry held at St. Peter's Church for St. Peter's parish 
this 5th day of October, 1687. 

Mr. Jno. Page, minister, 

Capt. Mathew Page, Gideon Macon, Mr. Cornelius Dabnee, 

Steph. Carleton, Henry Wyatt, Mr. Geo. Smith, Jno. Parke Sen, 
Mr. Thomas Mitchell, David Craford, Will. Peasley. 

Jno. Ropor, Sen, Mr. Will. Bassett, Church wardens. 

To Mr. Jno. Page Minister 3000 

To Mr. Jno. Ball : 9000 

To Charles Turner 2000 

To Thomas Hart, Sexton 0250 

To Mr. Gideon Macon as by assignment of Rich'd Joanes 

for his Sexton's * * 250, for washing ye Surplice 

and for cleaning about ye lower church in all 550 

To Mr. Jno. Alford for nursing a bastard child 1000 

To Mary Wilkinson for ditto 1000 

To Mr. * * * on ye acct of ye Es. of Mr. Car 2000 

To ye Estate of Mr. * * * * 2000 

To Atkinson for roofing Ferry 0800 

To ye Widow Wood 0500 

To Samuel Waddy for mending ye seats of ye church .... 0025 

To Mr. David Craford for ye Church Lock 004c 

To Cash for 22,165 Lbs. of Tob. at 8 per cent 120c 

In all 25210 

It is ordered that Mr. Jno. Roper Sen and Mr. Will. Bassett 
be Church wardens for those two next ensuing years, and that 
they collect forty and two lbs. of Tob. from each tithable in 
their several precincts, ye payment of ye above debts. 

It is ordered that ye forementioned Church wardens do collect 
from twenty delinquents tithables in ye upper precinct of thi.i 
parish hereafter mentioned, 32 J/^ Lbs. of Tob. P'r poll, and that 



12 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

they make due payment of same into ye estate of Mr. Geo. 
Joanes. 

It is ordered that Mr. Jno. Page continue as Minister of this 
parish, and same the vestry hath agreed to pay twelve hundred 
Lbs. of Tob. per annum. It is ordered that Charles Turner con- 
tinue as Clerk for the ensuing year, and be allowed two thousancj 
Lbs. of Tob. & C'k. 

It is ordered that Will. Atkinson do Levie ye Ferry from ye 
nth of December next, for the ensuing year, & to be allowed 
eight hundred of Tob. & Cs'k. 

It is ordered that Mr. Thomas Mitchell do prosecute ye woman 
servant belonging to Capt. Jo. Forster for having a bastard child, 
and then to be cleared from ye office of a Church warden, hav- 
ing this day Ball acct. with ye vestry. 

It is ordered that Mr. John Alford now having a bastard chilcl 
in keeping and having two Roads, two thousand Lbs. of Tob. & 
C'k, doth now discharge ye parish from ye same & is likewise or- 
dered by thi3 vestry to keep the s'd child to serve according to 
Law & to discharge ye parish from ye same. 

It is agreed & understood by this present vestry & is likewise 
ordered that if any of the s'd vestryment shall at ye appointment 
of ye vestry be absent from ye same, shall pay fifty Lbs. of Tobb. 
& Csk. to ye use of ye parish without a lawful excuse showing 
acct. ye next ensuing vestry. 

Recorded by me, Charles Turner, Clerk of Vestry. 



At a Vestry held at St. Peter's Church for St. Peter's parish 
this 31st day of March, 1688. 

Present : 

Mr. Jno. Page, Minister; Captain Mathew Page, Will Peasley, 
Mr. Gideon Macon, Henry Wyatt, Mr. Geo. Smith, Mr. Jno^ 
Parke, Mr. Thomas Mitchell, Corn. Dabnie. 

Mr. Jno. Ropor, Sr., Mr. Will. Bassett, Church wardens. 

It is ordered by this present vestry of Mr. Jno. Ropor & Mr. 
Will. Bassett, Church wardens, of this parish, do employ a Sur- 
veyor to run a dividing line line between the parish of St. Peter's 
& ye parish of Blissland upon ye 30th of May next, according u) 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 1 3 

an agreement of two * * * vestry of BHssland parish in yc 
year 1678 for ye dividing of ye same & y't ye Church wardens 
of this parish do give ye Church wardens of BHssland ye twenty 
days' notice of ye same & ye Mr. Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. Jos- 
eph Forster, Mr. Geo. Polegreen, Mr. Henry Benskin, or any two 
of those be requested to be there on ye same day to take their evi- 
dence as shall then be brought before them, ye place of meeting 
being at the. beginning of ye dividing line, called Capt. Bassett's 
Landing, * * * next by, 10 of ye clock of ye on ye s'd 30th day 
of May. 

It is ordered that Mr. James Moss have notice by ye Clerk to 
be at the next Vestry, being elected a vestryman in ye stead of 
Mr. Stephen Carlton, deseased. 

It is ordered yt Mr. Will. Bassett do repair ye upper floors ac- 
cording to ye agreement which he has made with ye workman. 

It is ordered y't ye Tithables appointed to Mr. Geo. Smith 
for ye clearing of ye Highway be joined to ye said Tithables be- 
longing to Mr. Gideon Macon & so to keep both roads in repair. 

Recorded by me, Charles Turner, Clerk of Parish. 



At a Vestry hold at ye Church of St. Peter's parish for ye s'd 
parish this 24th day of May, 1688. 

Present : 

Gideon Macon, Geo. Smith, David Craford, Thom. Mitsheli, 
Mr. Cornelius Dabne, Will. Peasley, Jno. Parks, Sr., James Moss. 

Mr. Will. Bassett, Church warden. 

It is ordered by this present vestry y't Mr. James Moss is this 
day added unto ye vestry of this present parish instead of Mr. 
Stephen Carlton, deseased. 

It is ordered y't Thomas Pontin be allowed 7,000 Lbs. of Tobb. 
& Cask for building ye Church according to details of agreement, 
and that all former agreements relating to ye said vestry & Pon- 
tin be made void of consent. 

It is ordered that Mr. Gideon Macon do agree for shingles, 
and that * may be thought sufficient to ye finishing ye upper 
floor, & what he does therein to be allowed by this present vestry. 



14 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

It IS ordered y't ye Qiurch wardens do provide a minister fo? 
our Church to officiate once a month untill further order. 
Recorded by Mr. Chas. Turner, Ok Vestry. 



At a Vestry hold at St. Peter's parish Qiurch on ye behalf of 
ye s'd parish this 3rd day of Sept., 1688. 

Present : 

Gideon Macon, Corn. Dabemi, Geo. Smith, Hen. Wyatt, Mr. 
Thom. Mitchell, James Moss. 

Mr. Jno. Roper, Mr. Will. Bassett, Church wardens. 

It is ordered by this present vestry that Mr. Gideon Macon 
do & is hereby impowered to appear before his Excelansy Francis 
Lord Howard, Baron of Effingham, his Majes' Left. Genl of 
Virga. & ye Hon'l Counsoll of States upon ye loth day of ye 
next Gen'l Court in obedience to an order of his Excell. to y't 
purpose to answer ye complaint of Mr. Lancelott Bathurst, at- 
torney of ye vestry of Blissland parish, concerning dividing line 
to be run between ye parish of Blissland & ye parish of St. 
Peter's, according to an agreement & conclusion of twelve men 
fleeted by an order of vestry of ye whole parish of Blissland 
before ye same * and this present vestry hath Ratified and Con- 
firmed all whatsoever ye mason shall act or do in & about ye 
premises above s'd. 

It is ordered that Mr. Hen. Wyatt be fined 50 lbs. of Tobb. 
for not appearing at ye last Vestry and now not give a just Rea- 
son at this meeting. 

It is ordered that Mr. David Crawford & Mr. Jno. Parks at 
ye next vestry do show a just reason for their not appearing at 
this present vestry, and to be fined 50 Lbs. of Tobb., each person 
according to an agreement formerly made & Recorded. 

Jno. Roper, Gideon Macon, Will. Bassett, James Moss, Thomas 
Mitchell. 

Church wardens: Henry Wyatt, Corn'. Dabnei, Geo. Smith, 
Gideon Macon. 
. Registered by order of vestry. 

Mr. Charles Turner, Clerk of Vestry. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 15 

At a Vestry held at St. Peter's uper Church on the behalfe of 
St. Peter's' parish, this 3rd day of November, 1688. 

Present : 

Capt. Mathew Page, Gideon Macon, Mr. Come' Dabbonie, 
Thorn's Mitchell, Geo. Smith, John Parke, Mr. Henry Wyatt, 
James Moss, Vestrymen. 

Will. Bassett, Mr. John Ropor, Church wardens. 

To ye Estate of Mr. John Page, deseased 6150 

To Mr. John Ball for foore sermons by agreement 1200 

To Mr. James Slater for 5 sermons by agree't, and 5 ser- 
mons before agree't, in all 2500 

To Chas. Turner to ye 13th day December next 2000 

To Rich'd Joanes, Sexton of ye Lower Church (250) for 

for holding Church plate 0310 

To Thom. Hart, sexton of ye upper Church 025c 

To Rich'd Joanes as Assignee of Will for keeping ferree 080c 
To Mr. Gideon Macon, as assignee of John Edmondson, 

for work done at ye Lower Church 0394 

To Servt's fees 0025 

To Mr. Will Bassett, Church w'n as by acc't. Charge for 

work done towards ye uper Church 6352 

To Mr. Macon, Due to Ballance acc't to this day 0333 

To Capt. * * Page for searching ye public record con- 
cerning ye division of ye psh 0050 

To Mr. Ropor as by acct. being Church warden 1500 

To Mr. Macon upon ye delivering 15,000 shingles & two 

barrels of Tar at 200 Lb. of Tobb 3400 

To Mr. Alford for * ye Glasier foure days 0030 

To Mr. Mitchell for Clk. fees when he was Church warden 0063 
To Mr. Major for posting ye lower Church as by agreement 

with Mr. Mitchell 0500 

To Stephen Crump for a Stock lock & key for the lower 

Church 0050 

To Thorn. Pontin when it may be adjudged he hath per- 
formed half ye work agreed upon with Mr. Bassett to 
be pay'd 3500 



l6 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

To remain in ye Church warden's hands to give an acc't 

at ye laying of ye next levy 30818 

To Cash for 30818 Lbs. of Tobb. at 8 per cent 2465 

To Sallary for 33283 Lbs. of Tobb. at 5 per cent 1664 

Totall 3494 

Cr't. 
By 573 Tithables at 63 per poll 3494 

It is ordered that Church wardens do collect 63 Lbs. of Tobb. 
from each Tithable for ye payment of ye above charge. 

It is ordered y't ye Church wardens doe agree w'th some per- 
son to keep ye Ferry, and to give him ye usiall allowance for 
the same. 

It is ordered y't Mr. David Craford & Mr. John Parks doe pay 
unto Mr. Bassett, Church warden, 5 lb. of Tobb. each of them 
for not appearing at the last vestry according to a former order 
mad to y't purpose. 

It is ordered y*t Charles Turner doe efficiate as Clerke this en- 
suing yeare & be allowed at ye rate of 2000 lbs. of Tobb & Cask 
pV yeare. 

Recorded by order, pV me. 

Charles Turner, Clk of the Vestry. 

At a vestry held at St. Peter's parish Church on behalf of ye 
St. Peter's parish this 4th day of May, 1689. 

Present : 

Gideon Macon, Thom. Mitchell, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Corn' Dab- 
nie, James Moss. 

John Ropor, Will Bassett, Church wardens. 

In pursuance of an Act of Assembly enjoyning ye Remarking 
of each man's land in each particular parish once in four years. 

It is ordered by this present vestry in obedience to an order of 
New Kent County Court, bearing date ye 28 day of Febroary. 
1689, ye date vestry doe putt their parishes into precincts & ap- 
point a time for ye prosessioning and Remarking ye bounds of 
each man's land. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 1/ 

It is, therefore, ordered by this present vestry y't Charles Tur- 
ner, Clk. of them, doe forthwith proportion ye persons within 
ye s'd parish of St. Peter's to go on prosessioning sometime be- 
tween ye tenth day of this present May and ye tenth day of June 
next, and y't all of ye s'd orders be forthwith issued out and be 
delivered to ye s'd persons therein concerned. 

It is ordered likewise y't Mr. John Ropor & Mr. Will. Ba^^- 
set. Church wardens, or either of them do agree with Mr. Wil- 
liams, minister, to officiate once a month at each Church on any 
day y't ye s'd Mr. Williams & ye Church wardens shall fix. 

It is ordered by this vestry y't Mr. David Craford, Mr. John 
Parke, Mr. Will. Bassett, Mr. George Smith do show a just rea- 
son for their appearing at this present vestry, otherwise be fined 
50 Lbs. of Tobb. & Cask, each person according to a former 
agreement made and recorded, & ye reason to be shown at ye 
next vestry. 

Per me, Charles Turner, Clk of Vestry. 

Gideon Macon, James Moss, 

Thom. Mitchell, John Ropor, 

Corn. Dabonie, Will. Bassett. 
Henry Wyatt, 

The several persons named in Companys y't were ordered to 
prosession & to Remark ye bounds of each man's land: 

Viz.: Capt. Joseph Forster, Mr. Jno. Ropor, Mr. Wm. 
Bassett, Mrs. Eliz. Littlepage, Wm. Harman & Edmund Bodford, 
Will. Cox, Jno. Parks, jun. ; Mrs. Pierce & Mr. Conding, Mr. 
Poindexter, sen'r., Mr. Poindexter, jun'r., John Vaughn, Jno. 
Epecon, Jno. Spurlock, Fr. Day, Will Hodges, Rob't Speare, 
Rich'd Joanes, Steph. Moon, Wm. Book, Dow Wallton, Rich. 
Gilliam, Mrs. Botts, Jno. Waddell, Wm. Moss, Mr. Alford, Mr. 
Geo. Smith, Wm. Major, Hen. Green, Mr. Lightfoot, Mr. Mason, 
David Clarkston, Mrs. Workman, Mr. Pasley, Wm. Millington, 
Mr. Clayton, Thom. Jackson, Wm. Stone, Jno. Paine, Thos. Will- 
kins, Thos. Markgold, Steph. Crump, Mr. Field Harte, Pel- 
ham Moore, Widow Williams, James Sanders, Steph. Mitchell. 
Wm. Barne, Will. Cromp, Rob't Chandler, Wm. Moss, Jno. 
Osling, Mr. Jarrott, Sam'l Weaver, Jno. Dowie, Mr. Mitchell, 



1 8 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

SenV, Elex. Strange, Mr. Batte, Thos. Paddison, Fran. Hill 
Hen. Strange, Ruth Allen, Hen. Martin, Jno. Sands, Wm. 
Moss, Wm. Meanly, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, James Sanders, Mar- 
garet Prior, Jno. Realy, Rich. Allen, Fran. Warren, Hen. 
Turner, Mrs. Isard, Mr. Smithson, Thos. Martin, Mr. Clay- 
bourne, Edw. Morgan, Edw'd Ragglin, Chris. Baker, Nic * * 
Gilles West, Jno. Joanes, Garrott, Rob't Elleson, Rob't Hughes, 
Peter Morse, Jer. Brooke, Jor. Torker, Thom. Moss, Jno. Wake- 
field, Coll. Pates, Martin Martin, Tho. Meridie, Jno. All- 
dridge, Wm. Beateson, Edward Haris, Lyon Morriss, Hen. 
Turner, Edw. Gross, Wm. Martinn, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, And. 
Davis, Wm. Atkinson, Jos. Moon, Edw'd Johnson, Lyon 
Moriss, Peter Moss, And. Davis, Wm. Atkinson, Thos. Bird, 
Bird Joanes, Dan Britt, Chas. Lovell, Mr. Gentry, Abra. 
Venable, Rowland Horsley, Rob't Lansestor, Jno. Medlook» 
Renall Allen, Jno. Hight, Chas. Bryan, Chas Bostick, Chris. 
Baker, Thos. Moorman, Thos. Snead, James Moor, Edw. Doritt, 
Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. James Moss, Chas. Fleming, James Aus- 
tin, Jno. Baughn, James Woody, Thos. Joanes, Nick. Loson, 
Tho. Ronalle, Jno. Parks, Sen., Mr. Jno. Lyddon, Thos. Wil- 
kinson, Jno. Lewes, Ronall Allen, Wm. Turner, Geo. Parges- 
ton, Ned Botler, Benj. Balkley, James Blackwell, Young witty, 
Rob't King, Jno. Mark, Robt. Harman, Jno. Andrenson, Joanes 
Ronalls, Antho. Burrus, Jno. Gontin, Wm. Bassett, jun'r, 
Jno. Andrewson, Jonas Ronalls, Jno. Peard, Jno. Engleebricht, 
Sam'l Waddy, Mr. Boots, Rob't Thomson, Edw. Bornett, Jno. 
Talle, Rich'd Bollork, Sen., Rich'd Bollork, jun'r, James Tate, 
Mr. Crawford, Andrew Davis, Edward Broxom, Jno. Wall.. 
Wm. Winston, Jno. Lewes, Jno. Crawford, David Craford, 
jun., Rob't Andrewson, Chas. Fleming, Nic. Mills, Dow. Penix, 
Rob't Deprosse, Fran. Eastor, Jno. Mashay, Mr. Polegreen 
Jno. Browne, Mr. Dabbony, Geo. Moss, Edw. Howsheus, Capt. 
Page, Col'l Page, Rob't Hoghes, Bird Hoghes, Thos. Wattson, 
Thos. Clarke, Thos. Tinsly, Sam. Thomas, Widdow Ray, Tho. 
Taylor, John Snead, James Hen. Chilloe, James Norkton, Rich'd 
Cawdry, Jno. Kinborn & ye rest of his neighbors. The inhabi- 
tants belonging to St. Peter's parish in pamanach neck, viz. : Mrs. 
Susana Page, Thos. Spenser, Jno. Borross, Mrs. Gooch-, James 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. I9 

Henderson, Wm. Turner, Col. Johnson, John Davis, Rob't King, 
Mr. Gideon Macon, Geo. Cox, Thos, Carr Bird, Chastain James 
Adams, Thos Nichols, Edm. Smith, Hen. Dillon, Capt. Fran. 
Page, Mr. Goodin. 

By order of ye vestry. 

Registered per me, Charles Turner, Clk of ye vestry. 

At a Councill held at James City Octo. ye i8th, 1689. 

Pres't Nath. Bacon, EsqV, Preset Council. 

For Determination of ye Difference between Blissland parish 
& St. Peter's parish in New Kent County, it' apearing y't it was 
agreed as when Blissland parish was to be divided pV ye divid- 
ing line should begin at ye mouth of a Creek called Capt. Bas- 
sett's Landing & to run from thence between ye land of Capt 
Joseph Forster, Mr. Richmond Terroll, having all ye s'd Foro- 
ter's tract of Land in ye one parish & ye s'd Terroll in ye other, 
it is ordered y't a dividing line between ye s'd parish be accord- 
ingly Run from ye beginning place to ye s'd Lands & y't ye Lines 
of Capt. Joseph Forstor lands to ye County bounds be ye divi- 
sion between ye s'd parishes & y't all ye charges which hath 
arisen about this difference be equally divided on ye poll in both 
p'shes. 

Registered by order of vestry per me 

Charles Turner, Clk. of Vestry. 



At a Council held at James City, Octo ye i8th, 1689. 

Pres't Nath. Bacon, Esq., Pres't Council. 

Mr. Will. Phillips & Mr. Jno. Ropor having been summoned 
Evidences in ye difference between Blissland pa'sh & St. Peter's 
p'sh in New Kent County & attending in James City each of them 
three days, it is ordered y't they be paid for ye same by ye s'd 
Parishes in two days coming to James City, date return- 

ing home according to Law with costs. 

Registered by order of vestry p'r me, 

Charles Turner, Clk of Vestry. 



At a Vestry hold at ye Church of St. Peter's parish, in ye be- 
half of ye s'd parish, this 3rd day of Decem., 1699. 



20 vestry book of st. peter^s parish. 

Present : 

Capt. Matt. Page, Mr. Gideon Macon, Mr. Henry Wyatt, Mr. 
Jno. Parks, Mr. George Smith, Mr. Corn. Dabboni, Mr. James 
Moss. 

Mr. Jno. Hopor, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Church wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish. Dr. 

To Mr. Williams, Minister, as by agreement 3600 

To Chas. Turner 2000 

To ye 2 Sextons 500 

To Benj. bolskly, for keeping ye Ferry 800 

To Thos. Pontin 4660 

To Wm. Major, as by acc't & ye Church agreement 220c 

To Sam'l Waddy, as by acc't for dietting ye carpen'r, and 

for getting of 8 lotts of board timber to ye Church 2470 

To Mr. Wm. Bassett, Church warden, as by his acc't 1052 

Mr. Gideon Macon, as by his acc't 90c 

To Mr. Ropor & to Dct. Phillips, for attendance at Towne 

as being Evidences in ye division of ye parishes 600 

To Mr. Ropor, as by acc't 1150 

To Mr. Joanes, mins Surveyor 40c 

To Chas Turner, for washing & mending ye surplice & 

wash ye Communion Cloate & scouring ye plate 150 

To Chas. Turner for effiating on ye work day for what 

hath been & for part of ye ensuing year 50c 

To Cash at 8 pesent 167S 

To Sail, at 5 pesent 1 133 

23793J^ 

By Peter massy, as by order of Court 50c 

By bill ye Sisilly Ellison 500 

By Cash for Ditto 8c 

By 603 Tithables at 38 lbs. & >4 ye Polo 23216 

) 

To Remaine in ye Church wardens hands to pay for Glass 

for ye uper Church, Ball 503/^2 

It is ordered y't Mr. Roper & Mr. Bassett do continue as 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 21 

Church wardens of this parish untill Easter next ensuing ye date 
of this vestry & to Collect 38 lbs. & J/^ of Tobb. from each Tith- 
able in this parish for ye defraying * * for Charge. 

It is ordered y't Jno. Pontin be allowed 330 Lbs. of Tobb. & 
Cask for six weeks diett for Tho. Pontin beginning from this 
day to be p'd at ye laying of ye next Levy. 

It is ordered y't ye proceedings of ye last vestry be disanold 
& of no *. 

It is ordered y't Rich. Brock for ye future do pay no parish 
Levy. 

It is ordered y't Mr. Williams minister do effiate as Clk for 
the ensuing year. & to be allowed at ye rate of 2000 lbs. of Tobb. 
& Cask. 

It is ordered y't ye Sextons to continue this ensuing year. 

It is ordered y't ye Church wardens do agree with some person 
to keep ye ferry & to be allowed as formerly. 

It is ordered y't for ye future ye place of meeting for ye 
vestry be appointed at ye house of Mr. James Moss. 

It is ordered y't sometime between this & Easter Mr. Macon, 
Mr. ♦ * * ^ yi^ Roper & Mr. Bassett do appoint a meeting 
of ye Gentle'n of Blissland parish vestry & to Levvy a Charge 
according to ye order of ye * * * & Counsel & to run ye 
dividing line accordingly. 

Regis'd by order of vestry pr me, 

Chas. Turner^ Clk of Vestry. 



At a Vestry hold on behalf of St. Peter's parish this 17th day 

of Febr., 1690. 

Present : 

Capt. Matt. Page, Thos. Mitchell, Gideon Macon, Hen. Wyatt, 
Mr. Corn'l Dabboni, James Moss, Geo. Smith, Jno. Parks. 

Mr. Jno. Roper, Will Bassett, Church wardens. 

It is ordered by this present vestry y't Mr. Jno. Gordon be 
entertained & y't he do offiate as Minister of this parish on ye 
same terms as other Ministers have done heretofore if ye same 
Mr. Gordon shall please to arrange ye same. 

It is ordered by this vestry y't Mr. Pargesstor do ferry over 



22 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

ye people of ye neck belonging to this parish on Sundays Court 
days & Mustering days & to be allowed proportionable to wh. he 
hath been allowed for Sunday. 

It is likewise ordered by this vestry y't Capt. Joseph Forster 
be a vestryman in ye Room & stead of Mr. Wm. Pasly deseased 
& to have timely noatice of ye meeting of ye next vestry. 

It is likewise ordered y't Thom. Pontin do build a platform 
for ye Communion table, raild & bannistered in according to 
y't at the Lower Church and to make a new table according to 
ye s'd platform to lay ye Chancel and Ally wth plank to make 
two hard blocks & to completely finish all & every of ye afore- 
said & ye vestry to find plank sufficient for same & nails. Like- 
wise to be allowed ye sd Pontin Sixteen hundred Lbs. of Tobb. 
& Cask at ye laying of ye next Levy if ye same work be finished. 
It is likewise ordered y't Tho. Pontin do saw five hundred foot 
of pine plank & find himself all necessarrios during ye time of 
sawing ye same & to be allowed four hundred Lbs. of Tobb. & 
Cask for ye same. 

Registered per me, 

Chas. Turner, Clk of the Vestry. 



At a Vestry held on ye behalf of St. Peter's parish this 12th 
day of May, 1690, Mr. Jacob Ware Minister. 

Capt. Matt. Page, Jno. Parks, Mr. Jos. Forstor, Corn. Dab- 
boni, David Craford, Geo. Smith, Hen. Wyatt, James Moss. 

Mr. Jno. Roper, Wm. Bassett, Church wardens. 

Whereas Mr. Jacob Ware hath been recommended by ye 
Hon'l * * unto this parish & having appeared as a minister 
fully qualified before this vestry, this parish being without a 
Minister, this vestry being desirous for ye advancement of God's 
Glory & ye continuance of ye sacred function in this parish do 
therefore in ye behalf of ye s'd parish consent & agree w'th ye 
s'd Mr. Jacob Ware to effiate as Minister thereof. It is therefore 
ordered by this present vestry y't ye afores'd Mr. Ware do 
effiate aS Minister of this parish one Sunday at ye one Church 
and ye other Sunday at ye other as other ministers have done 
heretofore and his time to begin from 8 day of this instant May 
until ye day of June next ensuing ye date of this vestry and to 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 23 

be allowed at ye Rate of twelve thousand pounds of Tobb & 
Cask pr year. 

It is ordered by this vestry y't Capt. Joseph Forster & Capt. 
Matthew Page or either of them doe by ye first oportunity return 
ye Hon'l * * * humble thanks for his care and kindness 
toward this parish in ye sending of Mr. Jacob Ware to this 
parish. 

Whereas this vestry in Octo'r last did order and impower 
several of ye gentlemen of this vestry to appoint a meeting w'th 
ye Gentlemen of Blissland, ye vestry to Levy ye Church & Run 
a dividing line according to ye order of ye P'sh & Council & a 
time being by them appointed & they failing to appear at ye 
place & time of their owne appointment this prst vestry doe 
therefore now order yt ye Capt. Joseph Forster, Mr. Gideon 
Macon, Mr. Jno. Ropor do appoint a meeting some time between 
this ye tente day of Octo'r next at ye house of Mrs. Botts giving 
ye Gents of ye afores'd prst vestry twenty days noatice of ye 
time & place and the s'd together to Levvy ye Charges * * * 
a Surveyor to Run a dividing line according to ye order of ye 
afores'd & Counsoll & in case ye Gen'tle of Blissland p'sh vestry 
shall refuse or neglect to meet according to this order, then this 
vestry doe impower & order ye Gen'tle before mentioned to & 
in behalf of this parish to gether * * * ^ Surveyor to Run 
ye dividing line accordingly. 

It is ordered yt Eliz. Faulkner be allowed five hundred Lbs. 
of Tobb. & Cask towards her maintenance accordingly to be 
Levied for her at ye Laying of ye next Levy ys year beginning 
as from ye date of this vestry for one whole year. 

Mr. Geo. Poindexter Sen'r is this day Chosen & Ellected as a 
vestryman in ye Room & stead of Mr. Thom. Mitchell disseased 
& it is likewise ordered yt he have timely noatice of ye meeting 
of ye next vestry. 

It is ordered by this present vestry yt Capt. Matthew Page 
& Mr. Henry Wyatt do effiate as Church wardens of this parish 
for two years ensuing as from Easter last past. 

Registered per me, 

Charles Turner, Clk of Vestry. 



24 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

The line dividing ye parish of St. Peter's & Blissland as fol- 
lows viz : Beginning at Pamonky River side at a small * mouth 
known by ye name of Bassett's landing where there is a 
small oake markt poynt and bottoms untill ye come to ye maine 
Roade to a markt Corner Red oak of ye lands of Richmond 
Powoll throwe by ye lines of ye s'd PowoU's land having all ye 
s'd PowoU's land in Blissland parish throwe by ye s'd Powellc^ 
land, & by Capt. Joseph Forster including all ye land of 
ye s'd Capt. Joseph Forster in St. Peter's parish, this done by 
order of the Governour and Counsoll dated at James City ye 
1 8th day Oct., 1689, P^* James Minge. 



At a Counsoll held at James City ye 18th, 1689. 

Present : 

Nath. Bacon, Esq., Presd't Councolh 

For determination of ye Difference Between Blissland parish 
& St, Peter's parish in New Kent County, it appearing yt it was 
agreed on when Blissland parish was to be divided ye dividing 
line should begin at ye mouth of a Creek call'd Capt. Bassett's 
Landing & to Run from thence between ye lands of Capt. Joseph 
Forster & Mr. Richmond PowoU's leaving all ye s'd Forster's 
dividend of land in ye one parish & ye s'd PowoU's land in ye other, 
it is ordered yt a dividing line between ye s'd parishes be accord- 
ingly from ye beginning to ye s'd lands & y't ye lines of Capt. 
Joseph Forster's land to ye County Court so >t division between 
ye s*d pshs & yt all ye Qiarg^e w*ch hath arisen about this differ- 
ence be equally Levied on ye poll in both psh's. 

Veria copia, test, 

W. Edwards. Clk Court. 

Nath. Bacox. 



At a Vestry hold in ye behalf of St. Peter's parish this 20th 
novem^, 1690. 

Mr. Jacv* Ware minister. Capt. Joseph Forster. James Moss, 
Capt. Macv>n. Wm. Bassett. Corn! Dabboni. Jno. PBxks 

Capt. Matt. Page, Mr. Hen. \V>^tt. Church wardens. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 2$ 

Mr. Jacob Ware minister to ye 8 of this instant 6000 

To Mr. Ware from this 20th day of nov. to ye 8th of Jan. 2000 
Mr. Williams for preaching ten sermons 300 lbs. of Tobb. 

as by agreement between ye s'd Desem'r to ye 8 of May 

pr. sermon 3000 

To Charles Turner for effiating as the Sexton of ye Lower 

Qiurch 2250 

To Thos. Hart Sexton of ye uper Church 0250 

To Thos. Pontin for finishing ye uper Church 200c 

To Mr. Macon 509. 10 5| | 10 1 300:6 0100 

To Mr. Botte as by acct 0165 

To Mr. John Lyddall, for Iron work for uper Church . . . 0070 

To Capt. Matt Page as by acct 0300 

To Jno. Gontin as by an order of vestry 0355 

To Mr. Bassett as by acct 0371 

To Mr. Macon as by acct 61 10 

To Mr. Wyatt as by acct 0218 

To Jno. King * * for two delinquents 0077 

To Mr. Pargistor for keeping ye ferry on Sundays, Coort 

days & more days 0960 

To Mr. Thos. Wilkins for boarding ye widow faulkner 

one year 0500 

To Mr. Thos. Wilkinson for dyett whilst sawing at ye 

uper Church C030 

18576 

To Cash for 18576 Lbs. of Tobb. at 8 pesent is 1500 

To Cash for 20256 Lbs. of Tobb. at 5 pesent is 1018 

21274 
Cr. 

By 609 Tith'bls at 3414 of Tobb. pr polo 2ioio>^ 

By Thos. Spenser by order of Coort 0500 

21510J4 
To Remaine in ye Church warden's hands to give an acct 
at next vestry 0236^ 

It is ordered by this vestry upon petition of several inhabitors 



26 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

collect 34J/2 Lbs. from date Tithables to defray ye parish of ye 
above debts. 

It IS ordered that Qiarles Turner do effiate as Clk & Sexton 
this ensuing year & to be allowed 2250 Lbs. of Tobb. & Cask. 

Lyonell Morriss hath agreed w'th this present vestry to keep 
ye widow faulkner & to find her sufficient accommodations it is 
therefore ordered yt he be allowed one thousand Lbs. Tobb. ye 
whole year. 

Chas. Baker hath agreed w'th this present vestry to keep Jno. 
Hanowell to find him sufficient accommodations & is to be allowed 
one thousand Lbs. of Tobb. & Csk at ye laying of ye next Levy. 

It is ordered by this vestry upon petition of several inhabitors 
of ye neck belonging to this parish yt so soon as ye time of 
Mr. Pargestor's keeping of ye ferry be expired by then Robt. 
King do provide a sufficient ferry boat & to be allowed at same 
rate as Mr. Pargestor was for ye year being so ofered by s'd 
King. Whereas Mr. Ware hath been allowed 2000 Lbs. of 
Tobb. & Cask to offiate as minister of this parish from ye 8 of 
this instant untill 8th of Jan. next as was by our first agreement 
it is therefore ordered yt he do offiate from ye s'd of ye afores'd 
Jan. untill ye 8th of Nov'r next and be allowed loooo Lbs. of 
Tobb. & Cask. 

This vestry being informed by Mr. Ware minister yt Mr. 
Geo*. Poindexter Sen'r doth refuse to offiate as a vestryman ye 
Clarke of this vestry declaring to this vestry yt he did give ye 
s'd Mr. Poindexter timely noatice of their meeting and Mr. Tho. 
Smith is elected as a vestryman in his stead & that ye Clark 
do send ye s'd Mr. Smith timely noatice of ye next meeting of 
this vestry. 

Registered pr me, Chas. Turner, Clk of Vestry. 



At a Vestry held at the Lower Church of St. Peter's parish 
this second day of November, 1691. 

Present : 

Mr. Jacob Ware, minister. 

Capt. Jos. Forster, Mr. David Craford, Mr. Jas. Moss, Mr. 
Thos. Smith, Mr. Jno. Roper, Mr. Corn'l Dabonni, Vestrymen. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 2^ 

Capt. Matt. Page, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Church wardens. 

Capt. John Lyddall being present at ye meeting of this vestrie 
& this vestrie being vacant of a vestrieman it is therefore ordered 
by this present vestrie that Capt. John Lyddall be now hence- 
forward a vestryman in ye Room & stead of Mr. George Smith 
deseased. 

To Mr. Jacob Ware minister with Convenience at 6 pesent loooo 
To Charles Turner for effiating as Clk & Sexton of ye 

Lower Church 02250 

To Thomas Hart Sexton of the Uper Church 00250 

To Lyonell Morriss for keeping Eliz. Faulkner one whole 

year oiooo 

To Mr. Xtoph'e Baker for keeping John Hannewell one 

mon. & buriing him 00150 

To Mr. Littlepage for the keeping & burying Mary Wat- 

tenedgo 00350 

To Capt. Jno. Lyddall for one Delinq't & 8 Feridges after 

ye levy laid & ye prsh ferrie ceased 00074 

To Capt. Matt. Page pr acct as being Church warden 00470 

To Idem for Tobb. overpaid the last year 00147 

To Thomas Pontin as pr Acct 00150 

To Mr. James Moss for a pr of Duff * for the Communo 00020 
To Mr. Hen. Wyatt as pr Acct being Church warden. , . . 01084 
To Robt. King for keeping parish ferry untill ye Divid. of 

ye Co'ut 00480 

To Mr. Jno. Roper as ye Acct. ooioo 

To Cash for 16526 Lbs. of Tobb. J^ at 8 pecent 01322 

To Ball for 17848 Lbs. Yz of Tobb. at 5 pr cent 00892 

To the convenience of the minister & Tob. being 12250 at 

6 pr cent oo73S 

19475 
By 531 Tithables at 37 lb. of Tob. pr poll 19^47 



To remain in the Church warden's hands to give an acct 
of at ye laying of ye next Levy 17^ 



28 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

It is ordered that Capt. Matt Page, Mr. Hen. Wyatt do collect 
372?^ pr polo to defer the above charge as being Church wardens. 
Reg'd pr me, Charles Turner, Clk of ye vestrie. 

At a Vestry hold at the uper Church of St. Peter's parish this 
28 day of April, 1692. 

Present : 

Mr. Jacob Ware minister. 

Mr. James Moss, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Tho. Smith, Mr. John 
Parks, Mr. Corn'l Dabboni, Mr. Jno. Roper. 

Capt. Matt Page, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Church wardens. 

It is ordered by this present vestry yt Capt. Joseph Forster & 
Mr. James Moss do offiate as Church wardens of this parish 
two whole years from this present time according to a former 
Costom of this vestrie upon the petti, of Thomas Kerby to be 
Levy free & ye s'd Kerby haying appeared to this vestrie that 
his is free from publique & County Levy. It is therefore ordered 
by this present vestry yt henseforward yt s'd Thomas Kerby 
pay no parish Levy. 

Reg'd pr me Charles Turner, Clk of Vestrie. 



At a Vestry hold at the house of Capt. John Lyddall on ye 
behalf of ye St. Peter's Parish on this 20th day of December, 
1692. 

Mr. Jacob Ware, Minister. 

Capt. Jno. Lyddall, Mr. David Craford, Mr. Thos. Smith, Mr. 
John Roper, Mr. Corn. Daboni, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Gideon 
Macon, Mr. John Parker, Mr. Wm. Bassett. 

Capt. Jos. Forster, Mr. James Moss, Church wardens. 

St. Peter's parish Debtor to this following Charge, viz : 

Tobb, 
To Mr. Jacob Ware minister w'th Casque & Convense. 12000 
To Chas. Turner Clk of ye parish & Sexton of ye lower 

Church with Casque & Conveniense 2250 

To Edward Clark Sexton of ye uper Church 0250 

To Charles Turner for ye washing ye Communion Cloath 

& Surplice & scousing ye plate 0150 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 29 

To Capt. Joseph Forster for * * & Commu. wine 0385 

To Capt. Batthorst Acct of Mr. Winn Edwards for * * 

upon ye dividing of the two parishes 0250 

To Mr. James Moss pr Acct being Church warden 0140 

To Capt. Matt Page as by Acct for Comu. wine 0150 

To Mr. Jno. Lightfoot ye keeping & hording a lame 

woman as by agreement with Mr. Wyatt Church 

warden 0550 

To Mr. Wm. Bassett w'ch should have been raised in ye 

year 1689 t 0091 

To Rich. Cox for making a window frame for ye lower 

Church behind ye pupitt & finding nails & for ye glass . . 0050 
To Richard Scrugg for keeping Mary Fisher being a poor 

child & for finding it Cloathes as per notiace 1200 

To Mr. Gideon Macon for Charges about a Deed of Sale 

concerning ye land belonging to the uper Church 0055 

To Mr. Wyatt as by Acct 900 Lbs. of Tobb. he having 

allowed his deed and being 406 remain Due 0507 

To Rowland Forster for keeping Susana Barnes one 

whole year & finding Cloathes 1200 

To Geo. Bradby for keeping John Bhadshow four months 

& one day & burying him 0433 

To Lyonell Morriss for keeping ye widow foulkner one 

year ' 1000 

To Wm. Millington for keeping Eliz. Green about five 

months & boarding her 0500 

To Robt. Sporlock for keeping Thos. Rodge & burying 

him 03(X) 

To Mabell Wood Widow towards her maintanace 0500 

To Chas. Turner for ye clearing wood round ye lower 

Church this present year 0050 

To Steph. Crump for a pair of Doftailes 004?/ 

2205 i 

To Cask for 22051 lbs. Tobb. at 8 pesent 1764 1764 

To Cask for 500 lbs. of Tobb. to be paid by Mr. * * 40 40 

To Conven'e for ye Minister & * * 855 855 



30 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

To Soil for * * * 1235 1235 



•25945 



To remain in the Church wardens hands to give an Acct at 
the laying of ye next Levy 0031^ lbs. Tob. 

It is ordered by this psent vestry yt Capt. Joseph Forster & 
Mr. Jas. Moss Church wardens do collect 50 Lbs. & J4 of Tob. 
from Each Tithable to defray ye above Charge. 

It is ordered yt Charles Turner doe offiate as Clk of this parish 
sexton of the lower Church this ensuing year &*to be allowed 
at ye rate of 2250 Lbs. of tobacco and Cask convenient pr annum. 

It is ordered yt Mabell Wood widow be allowed after ye rate 
of two hundred pounds of Tob. & Cask yearly doeing ye vestry 
pleasure. 

It is ordered yt Mr. Warkman be allowed after ye rate of one 
thousand pounds of Tob. & Cask pr year for keeping yr widow 
faulkner this ensuing year & to be paid at ye laying of ye next 
Levy. 

Whereas it appeared to this vestry yt Thomas Jackson did take 
his sister Mrs. Green into his Care and first brought her into 
this parish. It is ordered by this vestry yt ye s'd Jackson do keep 
this parish harmless of all trouble & Charge yt may Arise by 
this said Eliz. Green & to reimburse this parish five hundred 
pounds of Tob. & Cask paid to William Millington for his Care 
in looking after & hording her ye s'd Eliz. Green & yt ye Church 
wardens are ordered to take care yt ye same be effectually done. 

It is ordered yt ye Church wardens do take Care to secure ye 
tobacco to this parish by bill from Sam'l Bogg being by a fine 
according to law. In obedience to a late act of Assembly made 
at James City 1691 yt each vestry divided their parish into & 
certain precincts to so mark ye bounds of last man's land some 
time between ye month of September & ye last of March. It is 
therefore ordered yt ye do give out orders to ye severall precincts 
as has been formerly divided by this vestry. 

Benjamin Bolsly being appointed Surveyor of the high way 
do in ye place & stead of Mr. Geo. Pargitor & making his Survey 
to this vestry for help. It is therefore ordered yt he have all 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 3T 

the Tithables on ye south side of the road from Mattodequin 
Creek up to Capt. Page's mill to. board & make good ye s"d 
Roade according. 

Registered p me, Charles Turner, Clk Vest'y. 

At a Vestry hold at ye house of Mr. James Moss on ye behalf 
of St. Peter's parish this 8th day of Mars 1692-3. 

Present: 

Capt. Matt Page, Mr. David Craford, Mr. Thom. Smith, Mr. 
Jno. Roper, Mr. Gideon Macon, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Corn'l 
Dabboni, Mr. John Parks, vestrymen. 

Capt. Jos. Forster, Mr. James Moss, Church wardens. 

Whereas Mr. Jacob Ware late minister of this parish did at 
ye Vestry hold ye 20th day of December, 1692, desire a pre- 
sentation to his Excell. to be minister of this parish w'ch propo- 
sition did likewise ye vestry and ye vestry now having made and 
confirmed ye same do therefore order Capt. Jos. Forster & Mr. 
James Moss Church wardens doe request Mr. Jacob Ware to 
accompany them to his Ex & to whose ye Church wardens are 
ordered and desired in the behalf of this vestry to go to his 
Excell. yt ye said Mr. Jacob Ware may be restored to this parish 
w'th an induction to be our minister. 

At a vestry held at the house of Mr. James Moss on ye behalf 
of St. Peter's parish this 25th day October, 1693. 

Mr. Jacob Ware minister. 

Capt. Jno. Lyddall, Mr. Henry Wyatt, Mr. Geo. Smith, Mr. 
Wm. Bassett, Mr. Con'l Dabboni, Mr. Jno. Parks, Vestrymen. 

Capt. Jo Forster, Mr. James Moss, Church wardens. 

St. Peter's parish Dr. to this following Charge 
To Mr. Jacob Ware w'th Casq't, Considering two months 

wanting in paying & s'd Mr. Ward acc't one agt ye other 12720 
To Chas Turner as Clk of this parish & Sexton of ye 

Lower Church 2385 

To Edward Clark, Sexton of ye uper Church 250 

To Mrs. Butts for keeping Margaret Swanson & her Bas- 
tard child sixty-eight days 680 



32 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

To Jon. Giles for keeping Margaret Swanson & Child ii 

days & other attendance 175 

To Rich'd Scruggs for keeping Mary Fisher after ye 

rate of one thousand pounds of Tob. p'r year & p Acct. 1034 
To Wm. Booth for keeping ye Widdow Davis two months 

after ye rate of one thousand pounds of Tob. p'r year. . 167 
To Mr. Rob't Napier for keeping ye widdow faulkner and 
for some things she hath had as p Acc't after ye rate of 
1000 Lbs. of Tob. p'r year, according to a former order 

of this to Mr. Warsman I160 

To Benj. Bulkly as by agreement & Acc't for paling in ye 

Uper Church 2700 

To Capt. Matt. Page as p Acc't 1896 

To Mr. Jas. Moss as Church Warden pV Acct 940 

To Wm. Daniell for falling & removing two trees from ye 

uper Church 0025 

To Chas. Turner for laying of Lower Church Alley 0060 

To Capt. Forster for two bottles of wine for A Commun- 
ion at ye rate of a penny p pound for Tob 0060 

To Mabel Wood, widdow, towards her maintanance .... 0500 
To Capt. Forster & Mr. Moss for their expense James 
Towne concerning ye presenting of Mr. Ware in order 
to his induction according to a former order, they giv- 
ing an Acc't next Levy oiooo 

To Jo'n Webb for Clearing round ye uper Church yard & 

burning ye leaves to secure ye same this present year. . 0050 
To Chas. Turner for clearing room ye lower Church to ise- 

cure ye same 0050 

To Capt. Lyddall for a Case to secure ye Register Book. . 0060 
To Thomas Miller p agreement w'th ye Church warden 
for carrying Margaret Swanson's child from Mrs. Butts 

to Mr. Moss's house 0030 

To Casks for 25944 lb. of Tob. at 8 p'ct is 2075 

To Ditt. for 28019 of tob. at 5 p'ct is 1400 

29419 
Cr. 
By 539 Tithables at 55 lbs of Tob. p polo is 29645 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. ^^ 

To remain in ye Church wardens' hands to give an acc't. . 00226 

At ye laying of ye next Levy 00183 

By Samuel Waddy 

By what remains in ye Church warden's hands last year 03154 

004/^0 



It is ordered y't Capt. John Lyddall, high Sheriff of New Kent 
Co. do collect 55 lbs. of Tob. from each Tithable in this parish for 
defraying the above charges, making payments to ye several! 
creditors & give an acc't of ye same at ye next vestry. 

It is ordered y't Capt. John Lyddall do collect from four Tith- 
ables belonging to Geo. Pargitor according to w'ch is raised p'r 
polo they not being in the list of Tithables. 

It is ordered that Capt. Joseph Forster ye Bill of ye Sam'P 
Bugg into the hands of Capt. Jno. Lyddall & y't he take care 
to review ye same & render an Acc't thereof at ye laying the next 
Levy. 

Registered. Charles Turner, Clk of Vestry. 



At a Vestry hold at ye house of Mr. James Moss on ye behalf 
of St. Peter's parish this ist day of May, 1694. 

Present : 

Mr. Jacob Ware Minister. 

Mr. Thos. Smith, Capt. Matt. Page, Mr. Gideon Macon, Capt. 
Jo'n Lyddall, Mr. David Craford, Mr. Jno. Roper, Mr. Jo'n 
Parks, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Vestrymen. 

Mr. James Moss, Church warden. 

It is ordered by this present vestry y't Capt. John Lyddall & 
Mr. John Parks do offiate as Church wardens of this parish two 
years ensuing ye date of this present vestry according to a former 
order & * * * 

Mary Fisher, an orphant child, having been a Charge to this 
parish for some time past, & Mr. Jacob Ware offering to this 
vestry to have ye s'd orphant bound to him thro' vestry consider- 
ing ye same, do, therefore, order y't ye Church wardens doe bind 
ye same orphant to Mr. Ware according to law. 

It is ordered y't Mr. William Clopton do have lawfull noatisa 



34 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

of ye next vestry meeting, he being chosen & elected as vestry- 
man in ye Room & stead of Mr. Cornelius Dabboni, Deas'd. 

This vestry understanding y't Mr. John Bouston, late of this 
parish, in his last will & Testament did bequeath some part of his 
estate to ye use of this parish. It is, therefore, ordered y*t James 
Austin doe bring ye s'd will to ye next vestry whereby ye s'd 
vestry may be sattisfied y't ye Case may be take on thereof. 

Registered. Charles Turner^ Clk of vestry. 

At a vestry hold at ye house of Mr. James Moss on the behalf 
of St. Peter's Parish this 2nd day of Octob'r, 1694. 

Present : 

Mr. Jacob Ware, Capt. Joseph Forster, Capt. Matt. Page, Mr. 
James Moss, Mr. Da. Craford, Mr. Jo*n Roper, Mr. Wm. Bas- 
sett. 

Capt. Jo'n Lyddall, Mr. Jo*n Parks, Church wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr., to ye following Charge: 

To Mr. Jacob Ware, minister 12720 

To Charles Turner as Clk of this Parish 2120 

To Jo'n Webb as sexton of ye uper Church 0250 

To Jo'n Webb for clearing about ye Church, to secure ye 

same 0050 

To Jo'n Hillton as Sexton of ye Lower Church 0250 

To Jo'n Hillton for clearing about ye Church, to secure 

ye same 0050 

To Mr. Rob't Napier for keeping ye widdow Faulkner one 

whole year oiooo 

To Mabell Wood, widdow, for her year's maintanance. . . 00500 
To Mr. Curteen for keeping William Wittin 8 days & 

burying him 00400 

To Capt. Page for Communion Wine 00060 

To Mr. James Moss as Church warden as p acc't 00160 

To Mr. Wyatt for Communion Wine 0006c 

To Capt. Forster for Delinq't Tithables in ye year 1691. . 00 • - 
To Charles Turner for ye washing ye Surplice & Com- 

mu: Cloathe, Scouring ye plate being usually allowed 00150 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 35 

To Mr. Jacob Ware for Cloathes for Mary Fisher, an 

orph't 00153 

17960 

Cr. pd fine laid on Mary Turber 01332 

By w*h laying in Church wardens hands 00440 

16187^4 

To Casq's for i6i87>^ of Tob at 8 p cent, is 01294 

To Ball, for 17589J4 of Tob. at 5 p cent, is 00874 

18355^ 

By 534 Tithables at 35 lbs. of Tob. p'r polo 18690 

To remaine in ye Church wardens* hands to give an acc't 

at ye laying of ye next levy 335 

It is ordered y't ye Church wardens do Collect 35 Lbs. of Tob. 

from each Tithable in this parish to defray ye above Charge 

making payment to ye severalle Credit's and render an acc't of 

ye same at ye next vestry. 

It is ordered y't Tho. Mimb be allowed for keeping ye widdow 

Faulkner this ensuing year after ye rate of 1000 lbs. of Tob. & 

Cask. 

It is ordered that ye Church wardens take Care in receiving 

ye fine due from Mr. Macon Concerning Rich'd Rhodes & his 

servant woman and render an acc't thereof at ye next vestry. 
It is ordered that ye Church wardens take Care to take out A 

Copy of Bouster's Will & present ye same soe far as ye parish 

* * lye therein. 

Whereas divers of ye parishoners have so petitioned to this 

vestry y't course may be taken with some persons for their mis- 
It is, therefore, ordered y't ye Church Wardens doe take care 

demeanors at ye Church in ye time of Divine service. 

to give in their presentments agt all such persons for ye future 

yt they may be proceeded against according to law. 

Registered pr me. - . . Charles Turner^ Clk of ye vestry. 

At a vestry hold at ye house of Mr. James Moss in ye behalf 
of St. Peter's parish octob'r ye 10, 1695. 



36 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

Present : 

Mr. Jacob Ware, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Thomas Smith, Mr. 
David Craford, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Jo'n Roper, Mr. Wm. 
Clopton, vestrymen. 

Mr. John Parks, Church warden. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr., to ye following Charge: 

To Mr. Jacob Ward, Minister 12720 

To Chas. Turner as Clk of ye parish 02120 

To Jo'n Webb as Sexton of ye uper Church 00250 

To Jo'n Hillton for clearing about ye Church to secure the 

same 00050 

To Mr. Job Howes p acc't of Ch. fees for persons sum- 
moned to ye Court p ye Church wardens 00040 

To Jno. Webb, Sexton of ye uper Church for clearing abot 

ye same 00050 

dens' order 0040 

To Mr. William Clopton for 4 summons pr ye Church war- 
To Thomas Wingfield for keeping Hanah Ross' child 

one year oiooo 

To Mr. Parks as Church warden for Acc't for W. Pedley 

for haveing a bastard child 00150 

To Thos. Wingfield p acc't of charge for Hanah Ross' 

child 00071 

To William Walker for acc't paid to ye widdow Faulkner 
& to Mary Gibson upon an acc't drawn by ye Church 

wardens 00208 

To Jos. Gibbs pr acc't for ye care of Boe wounded by ye 

"Indians 02000 

To Edward Burnett for keeping Gulshell 8 weeks & bury- 
ing him 00350 

To Mr. David Craford as by acc't for Cloathing of Rich. : 

Boe & some lining to Edward Burnet for Thos. Gulshell 00558 

To Mabel Wood, widow, for her maintanence 00500 

To Thomas Gibson for keeping a bastard child a year and 

a half 01500 

To Thomas Minne for keeping ye widow Faulkner one 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 37 

whole year oiooo 

To Thomas Minne for one pair of shoes for ye widow 

Faulkner 00040 

22897 

To Casq's for 22897 Lbs Tob. a 8 p cent., is 183 1 

To Sail for 24728 Lbs Tab. asp cent., is 1236 

25964 
Cre^t. 

By Tobacco in Capt. Lyddall's hands ye half year 0335 v^ 

By 538 Tithables at 48 Lbs of Tob. pr polo 25824 

By 538 Tithables at 48 Lbs of Tob. pr polo 25824 

To lie in ye Church wardens' hands to give an acc't at ye 

laying of ye next levy 00186 

It is ordered that ye Church wardens doe collect 48 Lbs. of 
Tob. from each Tithable in the parish to defray ye above Charge, 
making payments to the severall Creditors & render an acc't of 
ye same at ye next vestry. 

Registered est Charles Turner^ Clk of ye vestry. 

At a Vestry hold at ye Lower Church of St. Peter's Parish, on 
the behalf of ye s'd parish this 5 day of Jan'y, 1695. 

Present : 

Mr. Jacob Ware, minister. 

Mr. James Moss, Mr. Thos. Smith, Mr. Gideon Macon, Mr. 
Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Jo'n Roper, Mr. Wm. Clopton. 

Mr. John Parks, Church warden. 

Whereas, Mr. Jacob Ware was inducted as minister of this 
parish, and for some time ye Induction did soe remain, and now 
publishing & declaring his intention of leaving this parish, & 
upon a motion of this vestry toward considering ye s'd Induction, 
he doth utterly renounce & lay downe ye same as never hereafter 
to take any advantage ov any person by from or under him any 
ways relating to' ye same, and yt this parish have full and free 
liberty to provide a minister to serve ye sd parish as fully & freely 



38 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

as though no such thing as an induction had ever been and doth 
likewise now surrender up to ye Church wardens in ye behalf 
of this parish ye Church belongings thereto, and this vestry doth 
descard Mr. Jacob Ware hath fully effiated for in Tob. hath 
been raised for him by the parish. 

Registered per Charles Turner, Clk of ye vestry. 

At a vestry hold at ye Lower Church of S'n't Peter's parish on 
ye behalf of ye s'd parish this loth day of Aprill, 1696. 

Capt. Jo. Forster, Capt. Matt. Page, Mr. Jas. Moss, Mr. Thos. 
Smith, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Will. Bassett, Mr. John Roper, Mr. 
Tho. Smith, Mr. Gideon Macon, Church wardens. 

It is ordered yt Mr. Gideon Macon & Mr. William Clopton doe 
officate as Church wardens of this parish two years ensuing ye 
date hereof in ye Room & Stead of Capt. John Lyddall & Mr. 
John Parks, who have officiated ye time aforesaid. 

Capt. Matt.Page acquainting this vestry of ill rec * * * * 
of ye being removed out of this parish and County. It is there- 
fore, ordered yt Mr. John Lewis be appointed as a vestryman in 
ye Room & Stead of ye s'd Capt. Page, ye s'd Mr. Lewis being 
present at this vestry. 

It is ordered yt ye Church wardens doe make application to 
his Excellency concerning a minister for this parish being now 
vacant. This Parish being vacant of a minister & ye vestry 
considering ye necessity and want thereof did request Mr. Mon«- 
rowe yt he would offiate some certain Sundays to ye w'ch ye s'd 
Mr. Monrowe hath agreed & doth promise to offisiate at ye uper 
Church ye first Sunday after Easter next, & yt day three weeks 
at this Lower Church in ye afternoon & so to continue untill 
this parish be provided with a minister ; it is, therefore, ordered 
yt ye Church wardens take Care to provide yt ye S'd Mr. Mon- 
rowe may have a passage over ye River on those particular days 
aforementioned. 

Registered pr Charles Turner, Clk vestry. 

At a Vestry hold at ye uper Church of St. Peter's Parish in ye 
behalf of this s'd parish this 16 day of November, 1696. 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Capt. Jo'n Lyddall, Mr. James Moss, Mr. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 39 

Thos. Smith, Mr. David Craford, Mr. Jo'n Lewis, Mr. Hen. 
Wyatt, Mr. Jo'n Parks, Mr. Wm. Bassett. 

Mr. Wm. Clopton, Church Warden. 

Whereas, Mr. Nicholas Moreau hath been recommended by 
his Excell. and Mr. Camesery unto this parish and appearing to 
this vestry as a minister fully qualified this parish being vacant 
of a minister and ye vestry being desirous of ye advancement of 
God's Glory & ye continuance of ye Sacred function in this par- 
ish do therefore in ye behalfe of ye s'd Parish Covenant & agree 
w'th ye s'd Mr. Moreau to offiate as minister thereof for this 
ensuing year from ye day and date of this present vestry & he 
ye s'd Mr. Moreau do offiate one Sunday at ye one Church and 
ye other Sunday at ye other as other ministers have done here- 
tofore, and to be allowed for ye same according to law, but if 
not well understood by this parish then by agreement this parish 
to be at their liberty at ye expiration of ye afores'd year. 

Read and approved of p ye vestry & is Registered p 

Charles Turner, Clk of Vestry. 



At a vestry held at ye uper Church of Snt. Peters Parish in ye 
behalf of ye s'd parish this i6th day of November, 1696. 

Present : 

Mr. Nicholas Moreau, minister. 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Mr. Jno. Lewis, Capt. Jo'n Lyddall, Mr. 
Hen. Wyatt, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Jo'n Parke, Mr. Thos. Smith, 
Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Daniel Craford. 

Mr. Wm. Clopton, Church warden. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. to ye following Charge: 
To Mr.^ Monroe, minister for nine sermons at 250 Lbs of 

Tob pr serm : . . 2250 

To Charles Turner as Clerk of this parish 2120 

To Idem for serving extraordinary when no minister. . 0500 

To Jo'n Webb as sexton of ye uper Church 0250 

To Idem for clearing around ye s'd Church to secure ye 

same 0050 

To Jo'n Hilton, Sexton of ye lower Church 0250 



40 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

To Thos. Wingfield for keeping Hanah Ross' child I 

year & for finding same necessarys 1075 

To John Giles for keeping Rich' Bowe who was wounded 

p ye Indians 2750 

To Mabell Wood Widdow for her maintanence 0500 

To Mr. Job Howes for lb feed concerning Eliza Pedly's 

having a bastard child 01 10 

To Jo'n Gunton for three bush 11 Indian Corn delivered 

to Anthony Burruss cx>6o 

To Thorn. Minns for keeping ye widdow faulkner i year 

& providing her a pr of Shoes as pr acct 1040 

To The. Gibson for keeping a Bastard Child 10 months & a 

half 0850 

To Mr. Jo'n Lightfoot for keeping Anna Chapman 14 

mon's & for * * trouble with her 1450 

To Jon. Hilton for mending some pews & pales abo't ye 

lower Church & fetching Mr. Monrowe once over ye 

River with Mr. Littlepage's overseer 01 10 

To Capt. Lyddall pr acct for delinq't Tithables & goods 

for cloathing Rich'd Bowe wounded by Indians 0855 

To James Nees for himself & two horses going w'th Mr. 

Moreau minister 01 50 

1437'^ 

To Casq's for 14370 lbs. Tob'o at 8 p Ct. is 1 149 

To Sall'r for 15519 lbs. tob. at 5 p Ct. is 775 

16294 

By 541 Tithables at 30 lbs. tobV p polo is 16230 

To be repaid ye Church wardens at ye laying of ye next 

levy being now wanting 64 

Totall 16294 

It is ordered yt ye Church wardens do take Care to collect from 
each date Tithable person in this parish, 30 lbs. of Tob. for 
ye defraying of ye above Charge & to make payment to ye sev- 
erall persons unto whom it is proportioned. 

It is ordered yt ye Church wardens take Care to receive ye 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 4I 

moyete of ye fine due from Mr. Gideon Macon concerning Rich. 
Rhodes & his servant woman & render an acct. thereof at ye 
next vestry. 

Whereas Anthony Burrass of this parish is stricken blind & 
his wife is very ancient by what means they are incapable of 
getting their living & that ye s'd Anthony addressing himself 
to this vestry for a maintanence. 

It is therefore ordered yt ye Church wardens forthwith cause 
ye s'd Anthony Burros to convey over unto them for ye use of 
this parish forever his plantation, Cattle, horses & hoggs & yt 
there be allowed to each of them five hundred pounds of Tob. 
& Casq's for their maintanence during their or either of their 
natural lives or till he may be recovered of his eye sight. It is 
ordered )i: ye Church wardens take care as soon as may be 
binde out Hanah Ross's child now at Thomas Wingfield's to 
any person that shall be willing to take ye same according to law. 

It is ordered yt ye Church wardens forthwith endeavour to 
find out some person yt may take & keep Anna Chapman now 
at Mr. Lightfoot's house at as little Charge to ye parish as they 
can. 

It is ordered yt the Church wardens doe by the first oppor- 
tunity Return his Excell. humble thanks for his Care & kind- 
ness in Recommending to this parish a minister. 

Mary ye wife of William Leah declaring to this vestry yt her 
husband aforesaid is willing to keep Richard Bowe this ensuing 
year and Mr. Tho. Smith assume yt what shee did declare her 
s'd husband would performe. It is therefore ordered yt Wm. 
Leah do keep ye s'd Richard Bowe this ensuing year ye vestry 
finding him Cloathes during ye s'd time & ye s'd Leah to be 
allowed after ye rate of foure hundred pounds of Tob. & Casq 
p year. 

Jeflfery Daniel making appear to this vestry yt he is discharged 
for paying any Publique or County levy p order of Coort. It 
is likewise ordered by this present vestry yt ye s'd Jeffery Daniel 
pay noe parish levy for ye future. 

Sam'U Buggs Bill was this day delivered to Mr. Wm. Clopton, 



42 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

Church warden, to receive and give acct. of at ye laying ye next 
levy. 

Registered p order of vestry. 

p Charles Turner, CI. of ye vestry. 

At a Vestry held at ye house of Mr. Wm. Bassett on ye be- 
half of S'nt Peter's parish this 19 day of Jan^y, 169 . 

Mr. Nicholas Moreau, minister. 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Capt. Jo'n Lyddall, 
Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Jo'n Roper, Mr. John 
Parke, vestrymen. 

Mr. Wm. Clopton, Church warden. 

Whereas this vestry did upon ye presentation of Mr. Nicholas 
Moreau, minister on ye i6th day of November last past agree 
with ye s'd Mr. Moreau as minister of this parish and to offiate 
ye ensuing year from ye date aforesaid and yt s'd Mr. Moreau 
having considered ye afores'd agreem't and finding many disad- 
vantages yt may attend to him in ye performing ye same did 
appoint a vestry, ye which vestry have accordingly met & ye 
s'd Moreau acquainting this vestry his desire to retume for 
England & therefore to be acquitted from ye afores'd agreement 
This vestry doe consent to ye same if it be Mr. Moreau's pleas- 
ure so to doe or other way or to continue minister as afores'd 
Mr. Henry Wyatt assuming to this vestry yt he will pay unto 
Mr. Moreau wt. Tob. is due to him from this parish for ye time 
of his offiating in this parish, And this vestry hath promise to re- 
pay to s'd Mr. Wyatt at ye laying of ye next levy ye w'ch paying 
Mr. Moreau doth like and request. . 

Registered p Charles Turner, Clk. Vestry. 



St. Peter's Parish at a Vestry held at the house of Mr. Gideon 
Macon this i8th day of DecV, 1697. 

Present : 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Mr. Thomas Smith. 
Capt. John Lyddall, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. James Moss, Mr, 
Will Bassett. 

Mr. Gideon Macon, Church warden. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 43 

Charles Turner, late Clerk of this Vestry, being dead William 
Clopton in his stead to offiate in his place and to have the same 
allowance the late Clerk had. 

Capt. Thomas Bray is elected to be one of the vestry of this 
parish in place and stead of Will Clopton Arho was this day 
chosen Clark of the vestry & requested to be at the next vestry 
to take the oath according to Law & that the Clark give him 
notice thereofe. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To Mr. Nicholas Moreau, minister, 16000 Comm't 800. .168000 

To Charles Turner, Late Clerk 2289 

To John Hilton, Sexton of the Lower Church 0270 

To Idem for Clearing about the Church 0054 

To John Webb, Sexton of the uper Church 0270 

To Id for Clearing ab't y'd Church & wash ye Surplis. . 0108 

To Robert Walker p acct. of Smith's work 0150 

To Anto. Burrows for himselfe and wife's maintainance 

but to Lye in the Church warden's hands for his use. 

. Severall payments taken out 054c 

To Edm. Bedford for keep Eliz. wimsherfers Child Six 

wekes 0270 

To Idem for fees ab't Pedley 0015 

To Capt. Lancelott Bathurst for the fees 0030 

To Mr. Job Howes for Clark's fees 0173 

To John Lightfoot, Esq., p acct. regulated 0847 

To Mr. Hen'e Wyatt for Cloathes for ye wid. Faulkner. 0292 

To Thom. mims for keeping ye wid. Faulkner one year. . 1080 

To Idem for one pr Shooes for her 0030 

To Capt. John Lyddall for Releefe of Anth. Burrows 0540 

To Mr. Macon & Clopton, Church wardens, p acct. for 

Antho. Burrows 1 188 

To Mr. Macon ballance of an acct 0015 

To Will' Clopton p acct. as Church warden 0065 

To Mabell wood, widow 054c 

To will'e Leake for keeping Hen'e Bow one year 0432 

To Sallery for 25662 at 5 p Cent 1283 

27491 



44 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

P. Centra, P. Cap' John Lyddall paid Edmond Badford 

for six weeks nursing two children 0270 

p Mr. Nicho. Morean for his servant woman's find 0540 

P Capt. Lyddall for >4 of Perdy's find 0270 

P Wm. Clopton upon the moyetee of a find Rec'd of Mr. 

Macon, p Serv't and overseer 15 12 

p 575 Tithables at 42 Lbs. Tobacco p polo 24150 

p Capt' Lancelot Bathurst for Deposits to b'd showed him 

in the next Levy 00749 

27491 
Registered p. Wm. Clopton, Clk Vestry. 



St. Peter's Parish At a Vestry held at the uper Church the 
14th June, 1698. 

Present: 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Mr. Hen' Wyatt, Mr. Jno. Roper, Mr. 
Wm. Bassett, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Dan Crawford, Mr. Jno. 
Parke, Capt' Tho. Bray, vestrymen. 

Mr. Gideon Macon, Church warden. 

Mr. Gideon Macon, Mr. Thomas Bray and Mr. John Roper 
the oaths enjoyned by act of Parliament in Stead of the oaths 
of Alegence and Supremacy Duly Administered to them by Capt' 
Joseph Forster and also doe subscribe to be Conformable in all 
things relating to the Church of England as it is now Estab- 
lished. Gideon Macon. 

Signed Thomas Bray, 

John Roper. 

Mr. David Craford and Mr. Thomas Smith were this day 
elected and Chosen Church wardens of this parish for this pres- 
ent year. 

The Church wardens of this parish are ordered forthwith to 
Caus the Lower Church yard to bee fenced in with a Good Ditch 
and that there bee a Good gate with Seader posts on that side 
next to the Road. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 45 

It is ordered that the Church wardens forthwith Caus the uper 
Church to be put in Good repair. 

Stephen Crump applying himself to this vestry for help to 
Cleer the Roads in his presints is ordered the s'd tithables follow- 
ing, viz.: Capt' Thomas Bray, Step. Mitchell, Step. Mitchell 
fun, Will Fergisson, Will Bournd, Will' Crump, Pelham moore, 
and his own family and that the aforementioned help to Cleer 
to the new mill Damm upon the Black Creeke. 

Registered p Wm. Clopton, Clk. to Vest. 

Alexander Mackeney, producing an order of Court to this 
vestry for help to Cleer the roads in his presints is ordered those 
familye following, viz.: Christopher Clarke, Thomas Stanley, 
Edw'd Clarke, Thomas wharton, Nicholas Purde, Will Martin, 
Jno. Martin, Edmond Harris, Will Reese, Thos. Harris, Bar- 
nell Chappell, martin martin, Thomas Delahay, John Aldridge, 
michael Johnson, John Jones, Thomas moss, Sam'l moss, John 
Willmore Garrat, Robert Ellison, Francis Amos. 

Mr. Hen. Wyatt producing an order of Court for help to 
Cleer the Roads in his presints is ordered the s'd following Tith- 
ables, viz.: will mackgeehe, Edw. Tony, Will Walker, Robert 
Allin, will Daniell, John Yeomans, Richard Scruggs, James 
Neenes, Thomas Ashcraft, Edw'd Flinch, Thomas Wilkinson, 
John Rayle, Evan Raglan, Mr. Thomas Smith's quarter, Edw'd 
Morgan, Will Dollard, Thomas martin, Thomas Gibson, Will 
Gardner, Christopher Baker, William Johnson, Peter Moss, Rob- 
ert Hughes, Thomas Howard, Geo. Bradbury, Hen'e Turner, 
Thomas- minns. 

Registered Wm. Clopton, Clk of Vestry. 



St. Peter's Parish, July the loth, 1698. 
Present : 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Capt. Jno. Lyddall, Mr. Jam's Moss, 
Capt. Thomas Bray, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. Jno. Parke, Mr. Wm. 
Bassett, Mr. Hen'e Wyatt, Vestrymen. 

Mr. David Craford, Church warden. 

Whereas Mr. James Bawker having appeared as a minister 



46 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

fully qualified before this vestry, this parish being vacant of a 
minister, this vestry being desirous of the advancement of God's 
glory and the continuance of the Sacred function in this parish 
doe therefore in the behalf of the s'd parish Covenant and agree 
with the said Mr. James Bowker toe offiate as minister thereoflfe ; 
it is therefore ordered by this present vestry that the aforesaid 
Mr. James Bowker doe offiate as minister of this parish one Sun- 
day at the one Church and the other Sunday at the other, as 
other ministers have done heretofore and his time to begin from 
the 26th day of June last past and to continue till the 2nd day of 
December next & to be paid * * 

Wm. Clopton^ Clk. to ye vestry. 



St. Peter's Parish, July the loth, 1698. At a Vestry held at 

the uper Church. 

Present : 

Mr. James Bowker, minister. 

Capt. Jos'ph Forster, Mr. John Lewis, Capt. Jno. Lyddall, Mr. 
John Park, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Will Bassett, Capt. Tho. Bray, 
Mr. Hen. Wyatt, vestrymen. 

Mr. David Craford, Church warden. 

Whereas Capt. Thos. Bray by the Information Will'm Hughes 
hath informed this vestry that there is a man child Lately brought 
to the house* of Richard Gillam in this parish and noe parents 
Can be found for the same: the Church wardens are therefore 
ordered forthwith to take Care that the said Child be returned 
to the place from whence it Came or to Caus the said Gillam t^^ 
give good Securities to save the parish harmles. 

It is ordered that the Church wardens forthwith take out a 
Copie of Bruster's will and prosecute the same soe far as the 
parish Intereist Lyes. 

Registered. Wm. Clopton, Clk. to vestry. 

St. Peter's at a Vestry held at the House of Mr. Gideon Macon 
this 18 day of December, 1697. 

Present : 

Capt. Jose. Forster, Mr. Thos. Smith, Capt. John Lyddall, 



VfiSTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 47 

Mr. John Lewis, Mr. James Moss, Mr. WiU'm Bassett, vestry- 
men. 

Mr. Gideon Macon, Church warden. 

Capt. Lancelot! Bathurst, high Sheriffe of New Kent County, 
is ordered to Collect from each tithable person in this parish 
forty-two pounds of Tobacco: to defray the parish Charge and 
make payment to the severall persons to whom it is proportioned : 
and in cas of non payment to make Destres according to Law, 
and that the Clark deliver a copy of Charge to Capt. Bathurst 
and take his Receit for the same. 

Registered. Wm. Clopton, Clk. of the vestry. 



St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co. At a Vestry held at the 
uper Church Octo. the 3rd, 1698. 

Present : 

Mr. James Bowker, minister. 

Capt. John Lyddall, Mr. James Moss, Mr. John Roper, Capt. 
Jos. Forster, Mr. Will Bassett, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. John Lewis, 
Mr. John Park, vestrymen. 

Mr. David Craford, Mr. Thos. Smith, Church Wardens. 

. St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To Mr. James Bowker, minister for J4 the year 8000 

To Idem for Cash & Convenience of ditto 11 20 

To Will Clopton, Clk 2289 

To Idem for reeding Homiles there bein' noe minister. . 0250 

To Will Major p acct 0148 

To Mr. Thom. Smith, p acct 1670 

To Idem p acct 1 140 

To Mabell Wood, widdow 0540 

To Mr. John Roper 0010 

To Wm. Sanders for his bro'l goeing to James ***.... 0150 

To Will Leake for keeping Hen'e Bow & burial of him . . 0700 

To Mr. Gideon Macon, p acct 0280 

To John Gonton for Corne for Antho. Burrows 0065 

To Mr. James Moss 0030 

To John Hilton Sexton, of the Lower Church 0300 



48 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 

To John Webb, Sexton of the uper Church 0300 

To Will Clopton p acct 0456 

To Thorn. Mims for maintaining ye wid. Faulkner one year 1080 

To Capt. Lancelott Bathurst for Deposito. last year 0854 

To Idem p acct. for The fees 0100 

To John Gonton for goeing to Court to prove Anthony 

Burrows deed of sale to the parish 0040 

To Mr. David Craford & Mr. Thom. Smith, Church war- 
dens for ye maintanance of Antho. Burrows and wife. . 1728 
To Capt. Matthew Page for 6 Bush'l of Corne for Antho. 

Burrows in 1696 0129 

To Mr. Craford & Mr. Smith, Church wardens, towards 

the getting of Blocks 0648 

To Idem for getting timber and bringing it in place 0648 

To Thom's Ponton for Covering the uper Church but to 

Lye in the Church wardens' hands till the work be dun 1693 
To Idem for blocking the uper Church making 2 hors 
blocks and Steps to both doors, but to Lye in the Church 

wardens' hands till the work be dun 1728 

To Sallery of 26096 Lbs. Tob. at 5 p cent, is 1305 

Lbs Tob 27401 

P. Conte, Cn 

By 6t8 Tithables at 44 Lbs. p polo 27192 

By Capt. Lancelott Bathurst for deposito to be alowed 

the next year 00209 

27401 



Capt. Lancelott Bathurst, high Sheriffe of this County, is or- 
dered to collect from each tithable inhabitant in this parish forty- 
foure pounds of Tobacco to defray the parish charge and that 
he make payment to the several persons for whom it is Levy'd; 
and in case of non payment to make destress according to Law, 
and that the Clerk give a Copy of this Charge to the said Capt. 
Bathurst and take his receipt for the same. Will. Clopton was 
this day sworn Clark of this vestry. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 49 

Anthony Burrows being sent for to this vestry doth accept and 
is contented with one thousand six hundred pounds of Tobacco 
and Cask yearly for himself wife's maintainance during their 
Lives. 

Whereas at a vestry held for this parish on the 27th Sept'r, 
1697, it was ordered that Mr. Gideon Macon, Mr. John Roper 
and Will Clopton should meet sutch Gen'l as the vestry of Bliss- 
land parish should apoynt & reamark the line between the two 
parishes, which order hath not yet been executed ; it is therefore 
ordered that Mr. Thomas Smith, Mr. Hen. Wyatt and Mr. John 
Roper or any two of them doe meet sutch Gen'lmen as the ves- 
try of Blissland parish shall apoynt: and at sutch time as they 
shall apoynt and reamark the said Line* 

Whereas Mr. James Bowker, at a vestry on the 10 July, 1698, 
did agree with this vestry to preach in this parish till the 26 day 
of December next following, and this vestry Considering the un- 
certinty of another meeting doe therefore Covenant and agree 
to and with the said Mr. Bowker for the next ensuing year and 
the time to begin from the 26th day of December next following : 
to offiate as formerly and to be paid Sixteen thousand pounds of 
Tobacco and Cask Convenient for the year. 

Mr. John Alford aplying him self to this vestry for help to 
Cleer the Roads in his presints, it ordered all the tithable which 
formerly belonged to David Clarkson and within his presints. 
Registered. Wm. Clopton, Clk. of ye vestry. 

St. Peter's Parish, at a vestry held at the uper Church the iQth 

March, 1698-9. 

Present : 

Mr. James Bowker, minister. 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Capt. Jno. Lyddall, Mr. James Moss, 
Mr. John Lewis, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Will Bassett, Mr. John 
Parke, vestrymen. 

Mr. David Craford, Mr. Thos. Smith, Church wardens. 

Mr. Nicholas Meriwether was this day chosen vestryman in 
the place & stead of Mr. John Roper, late dec't and the oathes 
injoyed by act of Parlament duly administered onto him by Mr. 
James Moss and did likewise sincerely promise and sware as a 
vestryman of this parish that he would be Conformable in all 



50 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETEr's PARISH. 

things Relating to the Church of England as it is now Estab- 
lished. 

Upon the petition of Thos. Wilkins it is ordered that ttie 
Qiurch wardens provide such things as are necessary for him. 

Upon the motion of Mr. David Craford, Church warden, Jef- 
frey Davis is ordered the same. 

It is ordered by this present vestry that Capt. John Lyddall 
Carry Anthony Burrows in his Sloop to the Springs in Mar>'- 
land and provide such necessarys for him as he shall think fitt; 
and to be paid for his Charge and trouble at the laying the next 
Levy. 

Mr. David Craford and Mr. Thom. Smith are Chosen and 
Elected Church wardens of this Parish for this Insuing year. 

Wm. Clopton, Clk. of Vestry. 



St. Peter's Parish. At a Vestry held at. the uper Church the 
20th Sept., 1699. 

Present : 

Mr. James Bowker, minister. 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Mr. Nicho. Meriwether, Capt. John Lyd- 
dall, Mr. Will Bassett, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. Hene. Wyatt, Ves- 
trymen. 

Mr. David Craford, Mr. Thomas Smith, Church wardens. 

Whereas Mr. Charles Turner, late Chrk of this vestry, hath 
omtted the Registring Severall orders of vestry and Baptizmes 
therefore ordered that Will. Clopton the present Clark, Comit all 
such orders of vestry and Baptizmes as he thinks verily to be of 
the hand writing of the late Clark or signed by the Gentle'n of 
the vestry in the Register book of this parish. 

Capt. Lancelott Bathurst, Late high Sherift of this County, 
having undertaken the last year's Collection of the parish Dues, 
and having fully satisfied the same is Discharged. 

This vestry doe agree with Mr. James Bowker, minister for 
this next ensuing year, and to be paid Sixteen thousand pounds 
of tobacco and Cask Convenient as formerly. 

Whereas Thomas Ponton, at a vestry held at the uper Church 
of this parish the 3rd October, 1698, did agree with the said 
parish to Double Cover the said uper Church as pr his Bond of 
the above date may more Large appear and the s'd Ponton failing 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 5T 

to Come to work accordingly and the timber Lyeing upon Soyle 
this vestry Doth therefore agree with John King Carpenter, of 
this parish, to performe Thomas Ponton's bargin evere Respect 

and the said King doth promise to begin upon the said work upon 
the second day of October next. * * * 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr., 1699. 

To Mr. James Bowker minisster for one year 16000 

To Idem for Cask & Conve. of Ditto 2240 

To Wm. Clopton, Clark of the parish for one year 2289 

To Idem for a Register Book 01 14 

To Mabell Wood, widdow 0540 

To Jno. Hilton, Sexton of ye Lower Church, 300 Ca' 24. 0324 

To Id. for Cask of 300 omited Last year 0024 

To Jno. Webb, Sexton of ye Uper Church 300 Ca' — ^24. . 0324 

To Idem for Cask of 300 omited last year 0024 

To Capt. Lanc'lt Bathurst for Deposito. Last year 0238 

To Idem for Sheriff's fees 0040 

To Mr. Job Howes for Cla'k fees 0219 

To Thomas mims for maintaining ye wid. faulkner i yr. 1080 

To Jno. Hillon for grubing round ye Church, &c 0050 

To Tho. mims for i pr Shoes for wid. faulkner 30 lb., &c. 0034 

To Jno. King for work done ab't ye Lower Church 0100 

To Tho. Smith, Chu'h warden, p acct 0168 

To Mr. David Craford, Chu'h warden, p acct. 445 lb. 62. . 0507 

To Capt. Jno. Lyddall p acct. . ., 1275 

To John Webb for washing ye Surplis 0050 

To Wm. Sanders by Mr. Smithes, note as Church warden 

for maintaining Tho's Wilkinson, 500 1 a 40 054Q 

To Capt. Lanc't Bathurst, Late she. for Delinq't tithables 0176 
To Thos. moss for keeping Lettice Bayle the time of her 

Lying in 0300 

To Alex'r mackeney for keeping Anne Peggs the time of 

her Lying in 0300 

To Mr. David Craford, Chu'h warden p ball, of his acct. 15 12 
To Wm. Clopton, Clk for Registering Severall orders and 

Baptizmes omited by the Late Clk 0500 

To James Blackwell for 20 Cutte timb'l at 30 p cut 600 

Ca, 48 0648 



52 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

To Mr. David Craford and Mr. Thos. Smith, Qiurch war- 
dens for ye maintainance of Ant. Burrows 1728 

To Sall'e of 31344 at 5 p Cent 1567 

To Lye in the Collector's hands to reimburse the parish 
next year 0213 

33124 

P. Coute Cr. Lb. Tobacco 
P. 676 tithables at 49 lb. tobacco p polo 33124 

Capt. John Ldyall is ordered to Collect for each tithable inhabi- 
tant in this parish forty nine pounds of Tobacco to Defray the 
parish Charge and mak payment to the severall p'sons for whom 
it is Levyed and in Case of non payment to make Destress ac- 
cording to Law and that the Clark give a Copy of this Charge 
to the s'd Capt. Lyddall and take his receipt for the same. 

Ordered that William Sanders take care and provide sufficient 
meate, Drink, washing and Lodgfing for Thomas Wilkins and to 
be alowed one thousand pounds of Tobacco and Cask for thtr 
year. 

This vestry doe give Anthony Burrows the mare which he 
formerly acknowledged to the parish. 

Whereas by order of vestry the Church wardens of this parish 
were ordered to presente James Austin conserning Brustor's Es- 
tate and the vestry now considering the Same the Church war- 
dens are ordered to desist from any further prosecution. 

Whereas Lettice Bayle was delivered of a bastard Child at the 
house of Thomas moss sum time the last winter, and being sum- 
moned to Court upon her oath doth lay the same to Thomas Har- 
ris. Therefore ordered that the Church wardens prosicute the 
said Harris according to Law. 

Registered p Wm. Clopton, Clark. Registe. 

St. Peter's Parish, at a Vestry held at the Lower Church the 
29 march, 1700. 

Mr. James Bowker, minister. 

Present : 
Gideon Macon, Hene. Wyatt, James Moss, Wm. Bassett, John 
Lewis, John Park, Gent Vestrymen. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 53 

David Craford, Tho. Smith, Gent Church wardens. 

It is ordered that Mr. Hen. Wyatt &. Mr. William Bassett do 
offiate as Church wardens for this insuing year in the place & 
stead of Mr. David Craford and Mr. Thomas Smith. 

Reg'd. Wm. Clopton, Clk. Reg't. 

For St. Peter's parish, Nek Kent County. At a vestry held at 
the house of Mr. James Moss 13th August, 1700. 

Present : 

Mr. James Bowker, minister. 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Mr. Thomas Smith, Mr. Gideon Macon, 
Capt. John Lyddall, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. David Craford, Mr. 
James Moss, Capt. Nicho. Merewether, Mr. John Park, Ves- 
trymen. 

Mr. Hene. Wyatt, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Church . wardens. 

Whereas the Lower Church of this parish is very much out 
of Repair and Standeth very inconvenient for most of the inhabi- 
tants of the said parish. Therefore ordered that as soon as con- 
veniently may be a new Church of Brick Sixty feet long and 
twenty fower feet wide in the Cleer and fourteen feet pitch with 
a Gallery Sixteen feet Long be built and Erected upon the maine 
Roade by the School House near Thomas Jackson's; and the 
Clark is ordered to give a Copy of of This order to Capt. Nicho 
Merewether who is Requested to show the same to Will Hughes 
and desire him to draw a Draft of the said Church and to bee 
at the next vestry and Mr. Gideon Macon and Mr. Thomas Smith 
are Requested to treate with and buy an acre of Land of Thomas 
Jackson whereon to build the said Church and for a Church yard 



New Kent County. At a vestry held for St. Peter's parish at 
the house of Mr. James Moss the 26 September, 1700. 

Present : 

Mr. James Bowker, minister. 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Capt. Jno. Lyddall, Mr. Thomas Smith. 
Mr. Jno. Lewis, Capt. Nicho. Merewether, Mr. James Moss, Mr. 
Gideon Macon, Mr. Jno. Parke, Vestrymen. 

Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Hene. Wyatt, Church wardens. 

The upper Inhabitants of this parish by their Pettiteon Set- 



54 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

ting forth that they Live very Remote from the Church, therefore 
pray that they may have a place apointed and preaching amongst 
them which is Refefed to the Consideration of the next vestry 
Whereas there is Layed before this present vestry an order of 
Court held for New Kent County dated the 28th day of August 
last past wherein is Resighted an order of his Excellence and 
Councill dated at James City the 10 day of July, 1700, wherein 
the first part thereof signified that severall frauds and Abuces 
have been commited heretofore in Concealing County and parish 
tithes and Converting severall Gifts and Donations made to 
School and other Pious uses to other uses then were by the Do- 
nors Intended, and whereas the Said order Doeth direct that 
this vestry doe Retume to the next Court held for this County 
aforesaid an exact List of all and Every Indeveduall Tythable 
in this parish this present yeare 1700 and a true and p'fect accc. 
Debtor and Creditor of the Parish Levy the last yeare 1699 and 
allso the Exact bounds and Limetts of this Parish, together with 
an acct. of what Gleabes or Gleabe Lands thereunto belonging of 
what value and Estimation what gifts and Donations for the Ad- 
vancement of scools and other pious uses when and by whom 
Given, &c. In answer to all which this present vestry doeth Re- 
tume as followeth, first an exact List of all and Every Indevidual! 
Tythables in this parish which doeth amount to 738 t)rthable3 
and allso an acct. Debtor and Creditor of this parish Levy the 
last year 1699 and alsoe that the Bounds of this Parish doeth be- 
, gin at a Certain place on Pamaunkey River commonly known by 
the name of Capt. Bassett's ould Landing from thence Runing 
up the Said River to the Extent of this County and soe over Ic 
Chickcohominy Swamp which Devides this from Henerico 
County and Soe Down the Said Swamp to the upper Eand of 
James City County and from thence by a line of marked trees 
to the place it first began and for the Gleabe Lands there is whert 
the two Severall Churches Belonging to this Parish doeth Stand 
about 100 acres of Land at Each place of Little value and Esti- 
mation there being noe Improvement on either, and the Lower 
Church Speedely to be removed and as to Gifts and Donations 
for the advancement of schools and other pious uses there is not 
any in this Parish and the Clark is ordered to make Returne 
hereof to the next County Court. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 55 

Whereas Robert Magrime, who for' some years past hath lived 
with the Hon'ble Jno. Lightfoot, Esq., and hath not been Listed 
this two years past and Mr. Gideon Macon offering to this ves- 
try to take the said Magrime and keep him as long as he Can 
work and pay his Levys and keep him from being a Parish 
Charge During his natural life, therefore ordered that the Sheriff 
sumon the said Magrime to appear at the next Court to answer 
what the Court shall therein order. 

This present vestry having taken into their Consideration the 
order of his Excellence and Councill baring date at James City 
the loth July, 1700, together with an order of this County Court 
baring date the 28th August, 1700, this day Layd before them 
Conseming the Returning an acct. of the number of T)rthables 
in this parish, together with the bounds and Limits of the Same 
in order to be Layd before the next Generall Assembly and the 
same being just at hand, and whereas this present vestry having 
Designed to build a Brick Church out of hand they have there- 
fore thought good to Refer the laying of the Parish Levy for this 
present year and all other proceedings about the building the 
aforesaid Church till after the Eanding the Sessions of the next 
Gen'l Assembly, and all Persons that are Desirous to undertake 
any part of the said work Relating to the Building of the said 
Church shall have notice given of the time and place where the 
next vestry shall be held when they will then and there be Re- 
corded. 

Cop'a Test: Wm. Clopton, Clk. Vestry. 

New Kent County Set. At a vestry held for St. Peter's Parish 
at the uper Church the 25 November, 1700. 

Present : 

Mr. James Bowker, minister. 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Mr. Thos. Smith, Capt. Nicho. Meri^ 
wether, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. David Craford, vestrymen. 

Mr. Hene. Wyatt, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Church wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish. Lbs. Tobacco. 

To Mr. James Bowker, minister for one year i6o(xd 

To Cask and Convenience for Ditto 02240 

To Wm. Clopton, Cla'k of the parish for one year 02289 

To John Hilton, Sexton of the Lower Chu'r, 300 Cas 24. 00324 



56 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

To John Webb, Sexton of the uper Church, 300 Cas 24. . 00324 

To Capt. Nicho. Merewether, acct. of Sheriff's fees 00040 

To Mr. Geo'e Clough his acct. of Qark's fees 00138 

To Mr. David Craford, late Chu'r warden, the ball, of 

his acct 01240 

To Mr. Thomas Smith, late Chu'r warden, his 397 lb., 

44 0045 

To Mr. Gideon Macon for i pr Large hooks and hinges. . 00060 
To James Teate for worke done for Antho. Burross... * * * 

To Mabell Wood, widdow, 500 Cask, 40 00540 

To Thomas Mins for maintaining ye wid. Faulkner and ye 

1000 Ca 01080 

To Jno. Webb for washing ye Surj^lis & 2 days' work at ye 

Chu'h, 70 Ca 0075 

To John Hilton's acct 0190 

To Capt. John Lyddall the ball, of his acct 0083 

To Mr. Hene Wyatt, Chu Warden, his acct 0686 

To Wm. Sanders for keeping Thos. Wilkinson one yea: 

1000 Ca., 80 1080 

To Clopton, his acct. for Recording proclamations and 

Drawing over the Lists of tithables 0220 

To James Sanders, his acct 0460 

To Sallery of 27571 at 5 lbs. tobacco p Cent 1378 

To lie in the Collectors hands to reimburst the parish next 

year 0379 

P. Conte, Wm. Timson 29328 

Cr. 
P. 752 tithables at 39 lb. tobacco p polo 29328 



It is ordered that the parish Levy for this present year be thirty 
nine pounds of Tobacco p polo to be paid for Every tithable in- 
habitant in this parish to Defray the parish Charge, and that 
Capt. Nicholas merewether Receive and Collect the same and 
make payment to the severall persons for whom it is Levyed and 
in Case of non payment to make Destress acording to Law and 
that the Clark * him a Copy of this Charge and take his Receipt 
for the same. 

This present vestry doe hereby agree with Mr. James Bowker, 



^^STRY BOOK OF ST, PETER S PARISH. 



57 



minister for this ensuing year and to be paid sixteen thousand 
pounds of Tobacco and Cask Convenient as formerly. 

Copa Test, Wm. Clopton^ Clk. vestry* 

Ordered that William Clopton be Continued Clerk of that par- 
ish and vestry for this insuing year, and to be paid as formerly. 

WilHam Clopton being apointed Surveior of the highwayes in 
the place and stead of Stephen Crump and aploying himself to 
this defray for help to doe the work is ordered those tithables 
following, viz, : Capt. Thomas Bray, Stephen Mich ell, Stephen 
Nicholl, Jun., Will Forgison, William Crump, William Eoumet 
Stephen Crump, Richard Crump, the widdow Crump's tithables* 
Pelham more and John Crumps Jun: all which did formerly 
belong to Stephen Crump's presincts. 

Registered p Wm. Clopton^ Clk. Vest. 



New Kent County. At a vestry held for St. Peter's parish at 
the house of Mr, John Lewis, 14 Febe., 1700-1. 

Present : 

Mr. James Bowker, minister ; Capt, Joseph Forster, Mr. James 
moss, Capt, John Lyddall, Mr. Gideon Macon, Mr. Thomas 
Smith, Mr. David Craford, Mr. John Lewis, Mr, John Park, 
Capt Nicho, mere wether, vestrymen. 

Mr, Hene Wyatt, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Chti'h wardens. 

Where as at a vestry held for this parish the 13 Janue last the 
Clark was ordered to sum Mr. John Park Jne to be one of the 
vestry for this parish in the place and stead of Capt, Thomas 
Bray, Late dec't, who haveing appeared according siimon and 
taken the oathe enjoyned by act of Pari anient to be taken in stead 
of the oathes of alegence and Supremacy together with the oath 
of a vestryman : and subsented the test and associacion it admited 
into the vestry. 

Mr. John Park, Jne aded. 

Thomas Jackson having appeared at this present vestry hath 
agreed toe and with the said vestry to make one hundred thou- 
sand good and well burnt brick fit for building each and Every 
brick to be moulded in a Shod mould of 9 inches ^ in length 
and 4}i in width and 4 inches yi thick in the Cleer all the afore 
said bricks to be layd down or delivered upon the Ground where 



S8 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

the Church is to be built and in consideration of the said work 
this vestry doe proxnise and agree to pay the said Jackson ten 
thousand pounds of Legall sweet-sented tobacco and Cask 
Conv't in this parish this present year, 1701, and teen thousand 
pounds of Like qualified tobacco as afores'd and Cask Convt. in 
this parish in the year 1702. 

Vincent Vaughn hath this day agreed too and with this pres- 
ent vestry to doe all the sawyers work belonging to the Churcli 
Compleated and workman Like be the same Either Plank or 
Skantling for one pound of Tobacco and Cask, to be paid Conv't 
in this parish p feet, and to Lay all the said plank and timber 
down upon the Ground where the said Church is to be built as 
fast as the Carpenter shall require the same. 

Recorded p Wm. Clopton, CI. 

David Craford, Nicholas Merewether and Wm. Bassett absent 
whereas at a vestry held for this parish at the House of Mr. 
James Moss the 13th Aug't, 1700, it was ordered and agreed 
that as soon as Conveniently could be made a new Church of 
Brick 60 feet Long 24 feet wide and 14 feet pitch in the Cleer 
with a Gallerey 16 feet long Should be built and Erected upon 
the main Roade by the School house neer Thomas Jackson's 
and for the performance and forwarding the said work accord- 
ing to the aforesaid order this vestry do Request and apoint Jo'n 
Lewis and Gideon Macon, Gent'n Supervisers and Directors of 
the said work to agree with and toe any workmen that shall offer 
themselves to undertake any part of the S'd work that hath not 
been allwady agreed with and for what ever the Superavisers 
doe agree for in Tobacco and Cask Conv't this vestry doe promise 
to performe and abide by and make punctuall payment of the 
Same and that the Collector make noe payment to any workman 
but upon a note signed by the S'd Superviasers and the Supervia- 
sers are Requested to take.bond with Good Securities of all work- 
men that have or shall undertake any part of the S'd work for 
due performance of the same, and that all bonds be taken paiablc 
to the Superavisers and Directors for the use of the parish and 
that the Superavisers give bond in behalfe of the parish to "all 
workmen for due payment of their tobacco according to agree; 
ment. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 59 

William Hughes, Carpenter, hath this day agreed toe and with 
this vestry to doe and performe all the Carpenters, Joyners and 
hewers work of a Church to be built neer the house of Thomas 
Jackson and acording to the Severall Drafts this day Subscribed 
by the said Hughes and to performe all the said work Com- 
pleated and workman Like of Length, breadth and pitch acord- 
ing to an order of vestry dated the 13th Aug't, 1700, and in 
Consideration of the s'd work this vestry are to pay the S*d 
Hughes twenty-five thousand pounds of sweet sented tobacco and 
Cash Convenient in this parish that is to say one halfe at the 
* all after the Raising and Covering the said Church and the 
other halfe at the Compleate finishing the said work and when 
the whole work is finished if it be done to the Liking of the 
major part of the said vestry then this vestry doe promise to pay 
him, the Said Hughes, one thousand pounds of Sweet sented 
Tobacco and Cask Conv't over and above the aforesaid men- 
cioned * * * and further the said Hughes doeth promise to Enter 
into bond with Good Securities when Required. 

Recorded p Wm. Clopton, Clk. Vestr., 



New Kent County. 
At a vestry held for St. Peter's parrish at the House of Capt. 
nicho merewether the 4 June, 1701. 

Present : 

Mr. James Bowker, minister. 

Joseph Forster, Nico. Merewether, John Park, Thos. Smith, 
Gideon Macon, John Park, Jr., John Lewis, David Craford, Gent., 
Vestrymen. 

Hene. Wyatt, Wm. Bassett, Gent., Church wardens. 

It is ordered that Mr. Hen'e Wyatt and Mr. Wm. Bassett are 
Continued Church wardens for this ensuing year. 

It is ordered by this present vestry that the Church wardens 
from time to time provide all such nailes and other necessarys 
as are necessary and Conven't for Carrying on the building of 
a brick Church in this parish and that they hire some man to 
see the oyster Shoals measured and give a Receipt to the Sloop - 
.man for the same. 

Upon the mocion of Mr. James Bowker, minister of this par- 



6o VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

ish, whose sermons for thanksgiveing or upon Holydays should 
be preached it is the opinion of this vestry that the Sermons are 
successively preached one at the one and the other Church hav- 
ing noe Regard to Sabbath days. 
Recorded p Wm. Clopton, Qk vest. 

At a vestry held for St. Peter's Parish at the house of Mr. 
John Park the 22 October, 1701. 

Present : 

Mr. James Bowker, minister. 

Joseph Forster, John Park, Thomas Smith, John Park, jun'r, 
Gentlemen vest. 
Wm. Bassett, Hen.e Wyatt, Gent'n, Church wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish. Dr. Lbs. Tobacco. 

To Mr. James Bowker, mini'r, for one year, 16,000 Lbs. 

C. C, 2240 18240 

To William Clopton, Cla'k, for one year 2289 

To John Hilton, Sexton of the Lower Chu'h, 300 Ca., 24. . 324 

To John Webb, Sexton of the uper Chu'h, 300 Ca., 24 324 

To Wm. Bassett, Chu. ward., for Comu. wine, 180 C. 

C, 25 205 

To Mr. Tho. Poindexter, p acc't, 80 Ca., 6 120 

To Mr. Henr. Wyatt, Chu. warden, p his acc't ; 1341 

To Thomas Wingfield, to keep a bastard child 8 months . . 700 

To Idem p acc't 106 

To Cha'r Bryan, for keeping Eliz. Brown 9 weeks, 190 

Ca., 15 205 

To John Hilton, p acc% 1 10 Ca., 9 119 . 

To Nicho Gentry for Clothes for Mabell Wood, 899 Ca., 

72 and Sun derail Charges for Idem 971 

To Tho. Mims for keep ye widd. Faulkner i year, 1000 

Ca., 80 1080 

To Wm. Sanders for keep Tho. Wilkinson i year, 1000 

Ca 80 1080 

To Idem p acc't 060 

To James Blackwell the ball of his acc't 272 

To Mr. Geo. Clough, Cla'r, his acc't of fees 060 

To Tho. Jackson, for one acre of land to build a Chu'h 



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VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH, 6l 

upon acording to agreement, but to Lye in the Superai- 

viser^s hands till k be acknowledged, 200 C C 28 223 

To Tho. Jackson his 1st payment for bricks for ye Chu'h 

loooo C. C, 1400 , _ 1 1400 

To the Superaivisers for vincent vaughn, Sawyer for 

plank and timber for the S'd Chu'h, 12000 C. C, 1680, 13680 
To Idem for 120 hhds. Oyster Shoals at 45 Tobo, per 

hhd 5400 C C 756 _ 6156 

To Idem for Carting 120 hhds. Shoals at 25 p hhd., 3000 

C. C, 420 , , _ _ 3420 

To Idem to Lye in ChV wardens' hands to be desposed of 

for nailes for ye S'd Chu r, 2Q00 C. C5., 280. , . , 22S0 

To William Clopton for Record, procla. » 110 

To Sailer of 63856 lbs. of Tobacco at 5 p cent. , , , , 3192 

The Parish Levy being proportioned amountts to Eighty-fou^r 
pounds of tobacco p polo, which same of Eighty-foiier pounds 
of Tobacco William Clopton is hereby ordered and impowered 
to Collect and Receive from Each and Every tythable person in 
this parish, and in Case of non-payment to Levy the same by De- 
stress, and that the same Clopton give bond to the Church war- 
dens for the said Collection. 

It is ordered by this present vestry that the Church wardens 
provide Three sufficient Laborers to atend the bricklayer or brick- 
layers in building a brick Church upon a acre of Land bought 
of Thomas Jackson upon Stone Swamp neer the said Jackson's 
house, and that they be ready some time in the month of March, 
and that they take Care the said Laborers have Sufficient Dyet, 
washing and Lodging for 6 months, and soe proportionable for 
a Longer or a Shorter time bein' for the Said wages and Dyet. 

Whereas, this vestry taking into their serious Consideration the 
remotenes of the upper inhabitants of this parish from the npper 
Church, and not to hinder the propagation of Christianity, have 
Requested and accordingly ordered Mr, James Bowker, minister 
of the said parish, to preach a Sermon one Sabbath day in Every 
month at Such Convenient place as the aforesaid inhabitants shall 
pleas to apoint and the said Mr. Bowker is Likewise desired to 
give notice in the Churches what Sundays he will be absent upon 
the said ocation, and William Clopton, the Cla'k, is Likewise or* 
dered to give his attendance with the minister. 



62 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

It is ordered that Thomas Sneade's bill of 500 lbs. of tobacco 
and Cask Lye in the hands of Mr. William Bassett, Church war- 
den, and by him to be desposed of for nails for and towards the 
building the Church and to retume an acc't to the next vestry. 

Mr. Hen'r wyatt hath this day agreed toe and with this pres- 
ent vestry to get 20000 Good Sound Sipres Shingles for Cover- 
ing for the brick Church Each and every Shingle to be 18 inches 
in Length, and none to be more than 5 inches in breadth, or none 
over than 3 inches, and not to be Less than y^ an inch or more 
than % of an inch thick, and all to be well rounded and bun- 
dled up fit to be Layed into a Cart by the ipth September next, 
and Delivered on this Side Chickahomana Swamp, where a Cart 
may Conveniently Come to take them up in the neck below and 
adjacent to the Land where Richard Scrugs now Lives with in 
the County of New Kent, and that he be payed for the same two 
thousand pounds of tobacco and Cask Conven't. 

Convenient at the Laying the next Levy. Likewise the said 
Mr. Henry Wyatt doth further agree with this vestry to send 
for England in this present Shipping for Ironwork, Glass for 
Sash windows, and paint for the aforesaid Church acording as 
the Carpenter shall Give Directions, and to be alowed 45 lbs j) 
Cent, from the Superaviser's notes * in tobacco and Cask. 
Convenient at the middle markuit price, and that Mr. Wyatt take 
his Directions for Sending for the aforesaid Goods from Mr. 
William Hughes, the Carpenter, who is to build the said Churcli. 

Thomas Jackson hath this day agreed with this vestry to Cart 
all Shingles for Covering the Brick Church to be built in this 
parish from Chickahomany Swamp to the place where the said 
Church is to be built at 25 Lbs. of Tobacco and Cask, Conven- 
ient p thousand, and to begin the said Carting by the loth day of 
September next, and Soe to be Continued the same till they are 
all brout in place. 

Whereas, Elizabeth Brown is in a very Deplorable Condition, 
and noe way able to help herself it is therefore ordered that Mr. 
Charles Bryan take the Said Eliz. and provide nessecarys for her, 
and to be alowed at the rate of 1200 Lbs. Tobacco p annum Soe 
long as She shall remaine in that Condition. 

Ordered that John More forthwith Cleer and make good the 
Roads and Sutable briges from Coll. LyddalFs ould field to the 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 63 

mill Upon black Creeke and thence to the Lower mill on the Same 
Creeke, and Soe back by Geo. Yorke into the main Roade by 
Coll. Lyddairs. 

This present vestry do hereby agree with Mr. James Bowker, 
minister, for this ensuing year, and to be payed sixteen thousand 
pounds of Tobacco and Cask Convenient as formerly. 

Ordered that Will. Clopton be continued Cla'k of this parish 
and vestry for this insuing year, and to be paid as formerly. 

Rege'r p Wm. Clopton, Clk of Vest. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's parish at the House of Capt. 
Joseph Forster. 

Present : 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Mr. Thomas Smith, Maj'r Nicho meri- 
wether, Mr. James Moss, Mr. David Craford, Capt. John Lyddall, 
Mr. John Parks, Mr. John Parks, Ju'r, Vestrymen. 

Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Henry Wyatt, Chu'r wardens. 

In Compliance with an order of Court dated the 28 Januery 
last, it is ordered that the Clerke forthwith send out orders to 
the Severall Inhabitants of this parish to prosession their Lands. 

Whereas, Mr. J6hn Alford and Mr. Will, major made Com- 
plaint to this vestry that they have never had their Lands pros- 
sessioned acording to Law, the orders being Lodged in the hands 
of Coll. John Lightfott, who never put the Same in Execution: 
Therefore, ordered that John wilson, John Lightfoot, EsqV, Mr. 
Will, major, Mr. John Alford, Dan'll Parks, Esq., and William 
Millington forthwith goe on prosessioning and reamark Each 
others' bounds, and make returns of this order to the next ves- 
try. 

In Compliance with an order of the vestry of Blissland parish 
for prosessioning the bounds between this parish and the parish 
of Blissland, Capt. Joseph Forster, Mr. Thomas Smith, Mr. HenV 
Wyatt and Mr. John Park, Ju'r, or any two of them are re- 
quested to meet the Gen't of Blissland parish at the House of 
Mrs Butts on the i6th of this instant, and prosession and rea- 
mark the bounds between the two parishes, and the Clerke is or- 
dered to give a Copy of an order of vestry dated the 4 May, 
1689, relating to the bounds between the S'd parishes to the Gen't 
apoynted. 



64 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 

Whereas, at a meeting of Certaine Gen't of the vestry of this 
parish at the House of Mr. Gideon Macon the 8th December, 
1 701, the power of Superavisers invested in the Church wardens 
for the time being it is, therefore, ordered that the power of Su- 
peravisers be still continued in the Said Church wardens. 

Whereas, Mr. Gideon Macon, one of the vestry of this parish, 
is lately de cest, and Mr. John Lewis lately Departed this County, 
it is ordered that Mr. Henry Childs be a vestryman in the place 
and stead of Mr. Gideon Macon, and Mr. Richard Littlepage be 
a vestryman in the place & stead of Mr. John Lewis, and the 
Gierke is ordered to Request them to meet at the next vestry. 

Ordered that the Church wardens forthwith Send to Thomas 
Becket and Zackery Ellis or any other Bricklayers to Come and 
view the Bricks made by Thomas Jackson for the building a 
brick Church in this parish whither they are good and well burnt, 
fitt for building and that the viewers make Report thereof, and 
that the Church wardens pay them for their Trouble. 

Rege'r p W. Clopton, Clk vest'r. 



At a vestry held for St. Peter's parish at the House of Mr. 
Hene. Wyatt, the 6 Aprill, 1702. 

Present : 

Mr. James Bowker, minister. 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Capt. John Lyddall, Maj. Nicho Meri- 
wether, Mr. John Park, Mr. John Park, Ju'r. 

Mr. Hen'r Wyatt, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Church wardens. 

Whereas, at a vestry held for this parish the 4 March last, the 
Gierke was ordered to Request Mr. Hen'r Childs and Mr. Rich'd 
Littlepage to be Vestrymen in the places of Mr. Gideon Macon, 
accordingly, and Mr. John Lewis and Mr. Hen'r Childs haveing 
this day appeared and taken the oathes injoyned by act of Parla- 
ment to be taken in Stead of the oathes of allegiance and Su- 
premesy together with the oath of a vestryman and Subscribed 
the test and assosiacion is admited into this vestry. 

Mr. Henry Childs aded. 

It is ordered that Mr. James Moss and Maj. Nicholas Meri- 
wether doe offiate as Church wardens for this Insuing year in the 
place and Stead of Mr. Wm. Bassett and Mr. Hene. Wyatt. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 65 

Whereas, there is a great Church of Brick a building in this 
parish, and the Churchwardens Liveing somewhat remote from 
the said building, therefore, Capt. John Forster and Capt. John 
Lyddall with the Churchwardens as Superavisers from time to 
time to give their direction and assistance for Carrying on the 
Said work. 

Stephen Moon aploying himself to this vestry of help to Cleer 
the Roades in his precincts is ordered beside what he had for- 
merly all the tithables at the quarters of Mr. John Page and Mr. 
Geo. Poindexter. 

Whereas, Mr. Hene. Wyatt and Mr. Wm. Bassett, Late Church 
wardens, have bought of and Supose to have paid Excep about 
6 mos., Maj'r Nicolas meri wether one of the present Church war- 
dens, 30m. 6 25m lo'h 15m 2o'h and lom 4'd nails, the Said 
maj'r meri wether doeth promise to send (by the first oppertunity) 
the Said nailes to Robert Pasley's Landing, and Thomas Jack- 
son is ordered to bring them up to his House and deliver them 
to the workmen from time to time as they shall have need of 
them for and towards the Carrying on the Said building. 

Reger'd p Wm. Clopton, Clk vest'r. 

New Kent County, Set. At a vestry held for St. Peter's parish 
at the house of Mr. John Park, JuV, the 23rd Sept, 1702. 

Present : 

Mr. James Bowker, minister. 

Joseph Forster, John Lyddall, Nicho. Meriwether, James 
Moss, Hene. Childs, Pavid Craford, Wm. Bassett, Hene. Wyatt, 
John Park, John Park, Jun'r, Gen. Vestrymen. 

St. Peter's Parish. Dr. Lbs. Tobacco. 

To Mr. James Bowker, minister, for i ye'r, 16000 C. C. 

2240 18240 

To Wm. Clopton, Cle'k, for i year 2289 

To John Hilton, Sexton of ye Lower Church, 300 Cs., ^24 324 
To John Webb, Sexton of ye uper Church, 300 Ca., 24. . 324 

To Wm. Clopton, misscast Last year, 128 C. C, loi 829 

To John Webb for wash ye SurpHs 5^ 

To John Hilton for the Same 5^ 

To Jno. Gonton for Anth, Burrows p Mr. Bassett's obli- 
gation, 900 C. C, 126 1026 



66 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

To Cha's Bryan for maint. Eliz. Browning 4 mo., 335 C. 

C, 46 381 

To Mr. David Craford for i pr Stockins for Id., 25 C. C. . 328 

To MajV Nicho. Meriwether p acc't, 676 C.X., 94 770 

To James Sanders for keep'g Thos. Wilkins i yr, 1000 

Ca., 80 1080 

To Idem for Cask of 700 Lbs. Toba., omitted Last year. . 56 

To Idem p acc't, 125 C. C, 17 142 

To James Sanders p acc*t 15 

To Mrs. Alice Butts p acc't 60 

To Nicho. Amoss for keep i of Bur 11 ChapelFs Child'r. . icx) 

To Rob't Pasly p acc't, 235 Ca., 18 253 

To Tho. Mims for keep wid. faulkner i yV, 1000 1., 80. . . 1080 

To Mr. James Moss p acc't 36 

To Mr. Tho. Poindexter, an error in a Levy and 1700 . . 39 

To Mr. Hen'r Wyatt p acc't, 1165 C. C, for 978, 136 1301 

To the Supervisers for vin. vaughn, 6000 C. C, 840. . . . 684c 

To the Superviser for Mr. Wyatt for paint, Glass, Lead, 

&c., for ye Brick Church 4SOO 

To Idem towards building a Church upon Mechams' 

Creeke, 7000 C Cy 98 7980 

To Robert Pasley for Con v. for his acc't 16 

98193 

To Sallery of 98193 Lbs. Tobacco at 5 lbs tobacco p * * 4909 

103 102 

Cr. 

p 89s tithables at 115 Lbs. tobacco p polo 102925 

p Ball to reaimburse ye Collec'r nex year 177 

103102 

The parish Levy being proportioned amounts toe one hundred 
and fifteen pounds of Tobacco p polo which same of one hundred 
and fifteen pounds of Tobacco Maj'r Nicholas Meriwether is here- 
by impowered to Receive and Collect of and from Each and 
Every tithable p'son within this parish, and in Case of non pay- 
ment to make destress for the Same and to make payment ac- 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 67 

cordingly as the same is proportioned, and enter into bond with 
Security for the said Collection. 

It is ordered by this vestry that the Churchwardens forthwith 
bind out Sam'll Chapell, Burnell Chapell and William MalHtt, 
three poore Children of this parish. 

Upon the petition of the upper inhabitants of this parish pre- 
sented by John Kimburrow, James nuckols and Richard Cor- 
ley Laying down that they are very remote from the Church, it 
is ordered that a new Church or Chapell be built upon the upper 
Side of mechamps Creeke adjoining to the Kings Roade forty 
feet Long and twenty weet wyde, framed and planked in Every 
respect like to the upper Church: Mr. John Kimburrow assum- 
ing to this vestry that he will Give two acres of Land Conven- 
ient to the Saide roade and a Spring and Likewise all maner of 
Timbers for building the Said Chuchr, and majV Nicholas Meri- 
wether and Mr. Henrey Childs are requested and impowered to 
agree with any workman or workmen that shall offer themselves 
to undertake ail or any part of the said worke. 

Upon the petition of Elizabeth Johnson, a poore woman, in 
this parish, it is ordered that Mr. John * * * keep the said 
Elizabeth Johnson and toe find her sufficient Clothing, meete, 
drink, washing and Lodging, and all other nessicaries whatever, 
and to be paid for the Same Six hundred pounds of Tobacco 
and Cask p annum, and soe proportion * for a longer or shorter 
time. 

Upon the petition of James Turner Setting forth that he has 
been visited with Lameness and sickness severall years in So- 
much that he hath spent all his substance upon Phesitians and 
nessicaries, therefore, ordered that Samuell Waddy keep the 
same James Turner during Life and to find him sufficient Cloth- 
ing, meate, drink, washing and Lodging, and all nessicaries, and 
to be paid twelve hundred pounds of Tobacco and Cask p annum, 
and soe proportionable for a longer or a shorter time the said 
Wadde assuring to this vestry to keep the said Turner for the 
Sume of 1200 lbs. of Tobacco, and bring noe Claime against the 
parish for the same. 

This vestry do hereby agree toe and with Mr. James Bowker, 
minister, for the ensuing year and to be paid Sixteen thousand 
pounds of Tobacco and Cask Convenient as usuall. 



68 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

Ordered that Wm. Clopton bee Continued Gierke for the en- 
suing year, and to be paid as usual. 
Recorded p Wm. Clopton, Clk of Vest. 



At a vestry held .for St. Peter's Parish at the house of Mr. 
James Moss the 27th day of febe', 1702-3. 

Present : 

Mr. James Bowker, minister. 

Capt. Jas. Forster, Mr. Hen'r Childs, Mr. David Craford, Mr. 
Will Bassett, Mr. Jno. Park, Jun'r, Vestrymen. 

Mr. James Moss, Mr. Nicho. meriwether, Chu'h wardens. 

Whereas, his Excellence by his Proclamation dated the 16 Jan- 
uery, 1702, Requiring the County Courts within this Colony 10 
Give Strict Charge to the vestrys of their Respective Parishes to 
send by the Burgesses for next assembly a True account of their 
Respective parish Levys together with an account of any Gleabe 
belonging to the Said parishes, and of what value what Lands, 
Houses, Donations or Legases have ben given for the promot- 
ing of Scholes or for other pious uses when and by whom given 
and how Employed to the Eand the said accounts may be Layd 
before the Gen'ell Assembly which order being now Layd before 
this vestry to Consider doe Returne as followeth, viz. : a true Copy 
of the parish Levy for the last year, 1702, and that there is two 
parcells of Gleabe Lands Each Containing about 100 acres and 
noe improvement upon Either, and for Lands, Houses, Donations 
or Legases there is none Given. 

James Knott, plasterer, doeth and hath this day agreed with 
this vestry to drive and naile on the Lathes and doe all the Lathing 
plastering and painting work that is to be done in, on or about a 
Brick Church now built in this parish, and to doe and perform© 
all the said worke Compleated and workmanlike and to Enter 
upon the work with in a forth night and not to doe any other 
worke till it be Compleated and finished, and in Consideratioi^ 
of the Said worke this vestry doe promise to pay the Said James 
Knott foure thousand five hundred pounds of Tobacco and Cask 
Convenient at the Laying of the nevt Levy, arid the Said Knott 
to find him help to send him and Enter into bond to the Church- 
wardens for the performance of the same. 

Mr. Richard Littlepage haveing met at this vestry acording 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 69 

to Sumons and taken the oathes of alegence and Supremecy to- 
gether with the oath of a vestryman and Subscribed to the test 
is adfnited to the vestry. 

Mr. Richard Littlepage, Mr. Hen'r Wyatt, present. 

Richard Hood upon his petition to this vestry is declared free 
from paying any parish Levy. 

William Moore, a sick and Lame man, belonging to this parish, 
brought to this vestry by Wm. Martin, is promised to be alowed 
for his meate, drink, washing and Lodging Six hundred pounds 
of Tobacco p annum and so proportionable for a longer or a 
shorter time. 

George Alais aplying himself to this for hedpe to Cleer the 
roades in his precincts is ordered John Tyler, Richard maidlin, 
Nicholas Gentry, Thomas Tinsley, John Burley and all the tith- 
ables from thence up the North side of Totopatomoys Greeks. 

Mr. Robert Anderson, Jun'r, aploying himselfe to this vestry 
for help to Cleere the roades in his precincts is ordered those 
tithables following all the tithables on the South side the Queene's 
high roade that goeth by afasven and so up the South Side of To- 
topotomoys Greeke to Ghickhaminy Swamp and down the said 
Swamp to the north side of Beverdam Swamp and up the said 
Swamp to the head of Mattadecon Greeke and thence down the 
said Greeke to Mr. Lewis's mill. 

Peter mafe upon his motion to this vestry is ordered to hi? 
tithables the tithables on Mr. Edloes' plantation John Jones and 
Michael Johnson. 

Gornelius Hall doeth this day agree to and with this vestry 
to doe and performe all the underpinning brick worke acording 
to the direction of Wm. Hughes, Garpenter, that is to be done 
in the Brick Ghurch now built in this parish, and to be paid fouer 
hundred pounds of Tobacco and Gask Gonvenient for the same 
at Laying of the next Levy. 

John Lyddall present. 

Thomas Jackson hath this day agreed with this vestry to find 
lumber sufficient for Lathes, Sand and wood to bum the Lime 
and bring the Same in place and to find sufficient helpe, to send the 
plasterer during the plastering the Brick Ghurch and to give his 
assistance to Gornelius Hall while he is underpining the place 
for the pews and Gommunion table, and to be paid for the same 



70 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

five thousand pounds of Tobacco and Cask Convenient at Laying 
the next Levy, and the Clerke is ordered to take his bond paiable 
to the Church wardens for the performance of the same. 

James Moss and Nocholas Meriwether, Gentlemen, are chosen 
and elected Churchwardens for the Insuing year, and to begin 
their time from Easter next. 

Reger. Wm. Clopton, Clk Vest. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish at the house of Mr. 
James Moss, 23 Apr., 1703. 

Present : 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Mr. Hen'r Wyatt, Mr. Wm. Bassett, 
Capt. John Lyddall, Mr. John Parks, JunV, Mr. Rich'd Little- 
page. Vestrymen. 

MajV Nicho. Meriwether, Mr. James Moss, Churchwardens. 

Upon the petition of Mary Pyrant setting forth that she is 
very ancient. Lame and altogether unable to get her own Live- 
ing, it is, therefore, ordered that she be alowed five hundred 
pounds of Tobacco and Cask p annum, and so proportionable 
for a Longer or shorter time. 

Richard Harvy upon his petition to this vestry is Declared 
free from paying any Parish Levy. 

Ordered that the Clerk Request Capt Nathaniel West to be 
at the next vestry to be sworne a vestryman in the place of Mr. 
Thomas Smith, Late Dec't. 

Whereas, the Reverend Mr. Richard Squire is Recommended 
by his Excellence to this parish as a minister fully quallified, 
and the parish being vaquent of a minister by the death of the 
Reverend Mr. James Bowker, this vestry doe, therefore, in the 
Behalf of this parish agree with the said Mr. Richard Squire to 
offiate as minister in the said Parish, as Mr. Bowker used to doc, 
that is to say, one Sunday in Every month. * * 



At a vestry held for St. Peter's parish at the Brick Church the 

13 July. 1703- 

Present : 

Mr. Richard Squire, minister. 

Capt. Jos. Forster, Mr. Hen*r Wyatt, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. 
Rich^d Littlepage, Mr. John Parks, Mr. John Parks, Ju'r, Ves- 
trymen. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 7I 

Mr. James Moss, MajV Nicho. Meriwether, Churchwardens. 

It is ordered that the pulpet in the said Brick Church be Sett 
upon the north Side thereof. 

Mr. Richard Littlepage is Requested and acordingly joyned 
with Capt. Joseph Forster to be Superaviser of the worke to be 
done about the Brick Church in the place of Capt. John Lyddall, 
Late dec't. 

Mr. John Scott haveing mett att this vestry and taken the 
oathes of alegence and Supremacie together with the oath of a 
vestryman and Subscribed the Test, is admited to the vestry in 
the place of Capt. John Lyddall, Late Dc't. 

Cornelius Hall, Bricklayer, hath this day agreed with this ves- 
try to brick the lie of the Brick Church from dore to dore Com- 
pleated and workman like and to be paid for the same Seven hun- 
dred pounds of Tobacco and Cask Conv't at Laying the next 
Levy, and that he find all Laborers to doe the said worke and doe 
the said worke when Ever the Supervisors shall call for the 
same. 

Reg'd p Wm. Clopton, Clk Vest'r. 

New Kent County. At a vestry held for St. Peter's Parish 
at the Brick Church ye 27th Octo'r, 1703. 

Present : 

Mr. Richard Squire, minister. 

Capt. Joseph Forster, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Jno. Parks, Capt. 
Richard Littlepage, Mr. John Parks, JunV, Mr. Jno. Scott, Mr. 
Hen'r Childs, Vestrymen. 

Capt. James Moss, MajV Nicho. Meriwether, Churchwardens. 

St. Peter's Parish. Dr. Lbs. Tob'o. 

To Mr. Ralp Bowker, Exec for Mr. James Bowker, for 5 

month and 7^93 

Yz To C. C. for ditto at 14 p Cent X077 

To Mr. Wm. Williams for 3 sermons 1200 

To C. C. for Ditto oi63 

To Mr. Rich'd Squire from the 11 April to 11 January, 

9 months ; 12000 

To C. C. for Ditto 1680 

To Will. Clopton Clarke for i year 2289 



72 VESTRY BOOK. OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

To Jno. Hilton, Sexton of ye Lower Church, 300 Qi., 24 0324 

To Idem for wash'g ye Suplis and nailes for ye window. . 0060 

To Jno. Webb, Sexton of ye upper Church, 300 Ca., 24. . 0324 

To Idem for washing ye Surplis 0050 

To Mr. Geo. Clough, his acc't of fees 0450 

To Mr. John Stamp Sherr acc't of fees 0045 

To Wiirm Clopton, his acc't 0174 

To Mr. John Scott his acc't 215 C. C, 30 0245 

To Mr. Tho. Mins for ye wid. faulkner, i y'r, 1000 Ca., 80 1080 

To Wm. Martin for Wm. Moore, 600 Ca., 48 0648 

To the wid. Per'ant, 500 Ca., 40 054c 

To John Gonton for keep Antho. Burrows i y'r, 1000 Ca. 

80 108a 

To Sam. Wadde for keep Jam. Turner i yV, 1200 Ca., 96 1296 
To John Kimburrow for i y'r rent for the use of his house 

to preach in, 600 Ca., 48 0648 

To Tho. More for trouble a Ct. Indian Ross 0220 

To Will. Atkinson, 600 Ca., 48 0648 

33939 

To MajV Nicho. Meriwether ye ball, of his acc't 1387 

To C. C. for Ditto 0193 

To Mr. Jam's Moss his acc't, 345 C. C, 46 0361 

To Cha's Bryan for Trouble ab't Eliz. Browne 0100 

To Madam Sarah Bray her acc't, 540 C. C, 73 0613. 

To David Clarkson his acct, 57 C. C, 8 0065 

To Mr. Geo. Poindexter's acc't, 200 C. C, 28 0228 

To Mr. Rich'd Littlepage's acc't, 1518 C. C, 212 1730 

To the widd. King for keep a bastard Child bom at Mrs. 

Butt's, 6 months, 500 Ca., 40 540 

To James Sanders for keep Tho. Wilkins,3 months, 8 days 

at 1000 p annum 0282 

To Idem p acc't 0195 

6329V< 

To ye Supervisers for Tho. Jackson p agre'm 5000 Ca., 400 5400 

To Mr. Wm. Major p acc't 0050 

To Tho. Jackson his acc't regulated, 1840 Ca., 143. • 1983 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. y^ 

To the Supervisers for Corn'l Hall, 700 C. C, 98 0798 

To Idem for Wm. Hughes 2 paym't, 1250 C. C, 1750 . . 14250 

To Idem for Jam. Knott, 4500 C. C, 630 5130 

To James Knott p acct 0075 

To the Supervisers for Jno. Uppehew p ordV of Vincent 

Vaughn, 3223. C. C, 423 3446 

To Idem for Vinc't Vaughn ye ball, of his acc't 601 C. 

C, 84 0684 



31916 



To Jno. Kimburrow, JuV, and Jam. Babbitt, Lawyers, but 
to Lye in MajV Merri wether and Capt. Childs' hands as 
Supervisors of the Chapell till the work be done, 2659 

C. C, 272 2931 

To Idem p acc't, 200 C. C, 28 0228 

To Mr. HenV Childs p acc't, 185 C. C, 25 ... 0210 

To John Dod p acc't, 65 C. C, 08 0073 

To the Supervisers of the Chapell for Jno. Dod, 6000 C. 

C. 840 6840 



10282 



Sum Totall .82466^^ 

So SalleV of 82466^4 at 5 p cent 4128 



86589^^ 

Cr. p 936 Tithables at 91 lbs. Tobacco p polo 86376 

To the Collector for deposits to be p'd next year 213 



86589 
P. Conte, Cr. 

P Coire Joseph Forster 0070 

P MajV Merriwether for i Lock mischa'e 0050 

P Mrs Butts, 500 Ca 40 0540 

P Capt. Lyddall for Eliz. Portlock's bastard, 500 Ca 40. 0540 



The Parish Levys being proportioned amounts to 1200 



Ninety one pounds of Tobacco p polo which Sum of ninety 
one pounds of Tobacco William Clopton is hereby impowered and 



74 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

ordered to receive from Each tithable person in this parish, and 
in case of non payment to make destress, and that he make pay- 
ment of the same to the Severall persons to whom it is Levyed 
an that he enter into bond with Sufficient Securitie to the Church 
wardens for the use of the parish for the due payment of the 
Same. 

Whereas this parish have been at greate Charge in building 
a Brick Church and Chappell and at present can not find a suita> 
ble place for a Gleabe doe therefore agree with Mr. Philip Lev- 
ermore for the house and plantation where Capt. John Lyddall 
lived at the yearly rent of one thousand pounds of tobacco and 
Cask Conv't so long as the parish shall think fit to hire the same 
for the minister to Live upon, but if Mr. Levermore or his Lady 
should happen to Come into Virginia that then the said Planta- 
tion be immediately surrendered to them if Required. 

Whereas Mr. Philip Levermore hath appeared at this vestry 
and agreed with the said vestry in behalfe of the parish that he 
doeth Lett them the Plantation whereon he now Lives Lately be- 
longing to John Lyddall, Gen. dec't from year to year and Longer 
if the parish shall think fit, the parish paying him the Said Lev- 
ermore the annual Rent of one thousand lbs. sweet sented to- 
bacco and Cask Conv't for the same, and that the Church war- 
dens take a Lene for the same. 

Whereas upon the mocion of Mr. Richard Squire, this Parish 
doe Levy his Sailer to the ii day of Januery next. 

Peter Maye did this day produce an order of Court wherein 
he is Sett Levy free. 

Upon the mocion of Mr. John Kimburrow, it is ordered that 
he be paid proportionable at the rate of 600 lbs. Tobacco p an- 
num. 

Maj'r Nicho. Merri wether, upon his mocion to this vestry, is 
discharged from the last year's Collection, and Every part thereof 
noe Claimers appearing against him. 

This vestry doe hereby in the behalfe of the Parish agree with 
Mr. Rich'd Squire for the insuing year. 

Will Clopton is Continued Clarke of parish and vestry for the 
insuing year. 

It is ordered that Coll'r Joseph Forster and Capt Richard Lit- 
tlepage be Supervisers of the Brick Church and maj'r nicholas 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 75 

merriwether and Mr. Hene. Childs be superavisers of the Chap- 
pell upon mechumps Creeke, and that the Collector make noe 
payment of any Tobacco Levyd to them p their order. 

Rege'r p Wm. Clopton, Clk. vest. 

The vestry held for St. Peter's parish the 27 march, 1704. 

Present: 

Mr. Richard Squire, minister ; Joseph Forster, Wm. Bassett, 
John Parke, Jun'r, Delaid Craford, John Parke, John Scott, 
Hene. Childs, Gen't'men vestrymen. 

James Moss, Nicho. Meriwether Gent: Church wardens. 

It is ordered that majV nicholas merriwether send for Glass, 
Lead Sodder and Casments for the Chappell and to be paid for 
the same in sweet sented Tobacco and Cask Conv't at the middle 
marquit price with fifty p Cent, upon his Goods. 

Rege'r p Will Clopton, Clk. rege. 

At a vestry held for St. Peter's Parish in New Kent County 
the 3 Aprill, 1704. 

Present : 

Mr. Richard Squire, minister; Joseph Forster, Rich'd Little- 
page, David Craford, John Parke, Hene. Childs, John Parke, 
Jun'r, Jno. Scott, Gent Vestrymen. 

James Moss, Nicho. Meriwether, Gent'n Church wardens. 

This vestry taking into their serious Consideration the Large- 
ness of this parish there being two Churches and one Chappell 
in the same, and the major part of the parish being desirous of a 
devision becase they Cannot have the word of God duly preached 
to them, doe accordingly agree upon a devision and that it be- 
gineth at the mouth of maddadecan Creeke so up the Said Creeke 
to Mr. Lewis mill, thence down the Queens high Roade to the 
rowling Roade that goeth from Edward mores to Geo'e Turners 
so along the Said Roade including the Said more in the upper 
parish, thence along the Said Roade to the Plantation of John 
Baughn Senr who is to be in the upper parish, thence upon a 
Line between the plantation of Nicholas Lawson and John San- 
dige the said Lawson to be in the Lower parish and Sandige in 
the upper and soe upon a Straite Line to Chickahominy Swamp 
including Edw'e Clark in the uper parish and Capt. James Moss 



76 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

and MajV Nicholas Merri wether Church wardens are Requested 
by this vestry to Suplicate his Excellence by way of Petition for 
his Concurrence with this order which if he be pleased to grant 
that the Lower parish may Continue the name of St. Peter and 
that his Excellence would be pleased to give a name to the upper 
parish as to his wisdom may seem meete and the Gleabe Lands 
w'ch are about 200 acres remaine as they were that is 100 acres 
in the Lower parish to remaine to the Brick Church and 100 
acres to remaine to the upper Church and what plate or orna- 
ments in the parish to be Equally divided between both parishes 
and that which is Called by the name of the upper Church to be 
left in Good Repaire and that the Chapell to be finished all at 
the Cost of both parishes and Mr. Richard Squire was Requested 
by this vestry to declare what parish he would make Choice of 
if his Excellence were pleased to admit of a Division who ac- 
cordingly accepts of the Lower parish. 

Regeristered p. Wm. Cler: Rege. 

St. Peter's Parish, June the ist, 1704. 

Pursuant to an act of Assembly made at a Generall Assembly 
begun the 20th Aprill, 1704, for the division of this Parish the 
free houlders and hous keepers of this parish have this day meet 
and Chosen and Ellected a vestry for the said parish who are 
Capt. Richard Littlepage, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Will Bas- 
sett, Mr. Rich'd Allen, Mr. Thomas Butts, Ju*r, William Qop- 
ton, Collo. John Lightfoot, Mr. John Forster, Mr. John Parke, 
JunV, Mr. John Scott, Mr. Thomas massie, Mr. William Wad- 
dell, who have accordingly taken the oathes pointed by Law sub- 
scribed to the Test and to be Conformable to the Doctrin and 
Dissipline of the Church of England, all the above gentlemen 
Except Mr. William Bassett and Mr. John Parke Ju'r, Sworn 
before ColFe Joseph Forster. 

At a vestry held for St. Peter's parish the ist June, 1704. 

Present : 

Mr. Rich'd Littlepage, Col. Jno. Lightfoot, Mr. Geo'e Poin- 
dexter, Mr. Jno. Forster, Mr. Rich'd Allen, Mr. Jno. Scott, Mr. 
Tho. Butts, Ju'r, Mr. Thos. Massie, Will Clopton, Mr. Wm. 
Waddell, vestrymen. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. JJ 

This vestry do agree with Mr. Richard Squire, minister of this 
parish to be paid according to Law and to Eand the year upon 
the first day of Jan'e next. Present: Mr. Rich'd Squire, min- 
ister. 

Capt. Richard Littlepage and Capt. John Scott are Chosen and 
Elected Church wardens of this parish for the insuing year. 

The Church wardens are requested and impowered to fore- 
warne Robert Hughes from building or Cleering upon the Gleab 
Land and in Case he will persist in building or Cleering upon 
the Said Land then to Commence Sute against him and imploy 
an atturney or atturneys against him and Likewise to get the 
Churchyard very well paled in and Cleered as they shall think fitt. 

Wm. Clopton, Cler. Rege. 

At a vestry held for St. Peter's parish the 14th June, 1704. 

Present : 

Mr. Richard Squire, minister ; Col. Jno. Lightfoot, Wm. Clop- 
ton, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Jno. Forster, Mr. Rich'd Allen, 
Mr. Tho. Massie, Mr. Tho. Butts, JuV, Mr. Wm. Waddell, Ves- 
trymen. 

Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. Jno. Scott, Church wardens. 

Mr. Will Bassett and Mr. John Parkes, Ju'r, being Elected two 
of the vestry for this parish and haveing appeared according to 
notice given them have had the oathes apointed by Law duely ad- 
ministered to them by John Lightfoot, Esq'r and Likewise sub- 
scribed the Test and to be Conformable to the Church of England 
as by Law Established are admitted to the vestry. 

Present : Mr. William Bassett and Mr. John Parkes, Ju'r. 

William Clopton not any way Relinquishing or foregoing the 
place and office of a vestryman, but that he is Continued in the 
full power and office of a vestryman is Continued Clerke of this 
vestry and parish till the ist day of Januery next, and to be paid 
as formerly. 

John Hilton is Continued Sexton of this Parish till the first 
day of Januery next, and to be paid at the rate of five hundred 
and forty pounds of Tobacco p annum. 

Upon Reeding of his Excellence in Council his order Con- 
cerning SV Edw'd northe Knight her maj'ter att'r Gen'ell his 
opinion on the acts of Assembly of this Collony relating to the 



78 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

Church and perticularly Concerning Inductions the Clarke is. or- 
dered to Commit the same regester. 

Rege p. Wm. Clopton, Cle'k reg'e. 

On Consideration of the Laws of Virginia provision being 
made by the act Entitnlated Churches to be built or Chappell of 
Ease for the building a Church in Each parish and by ye act 
intitaled ministers to be Inducted that ministers of each parish 
Shall be Inducted on the presentation of ye paritioners and ye 
Church wardens being by the Act E-ntitled Church wardens to 
keep the Church in repatre and provide * aments to Collect the 
minister's dues & by ye Act for the better support and maintain- 
ance of the Clergy provision being made for ye ministers of the 
parishes by the Said Act for Inducting ministers ye Govemer 
being to Induct ye ministers to be presented & thereby he being 
Constituted ordinary & as Bishop of the Plantation and with a 
power to punish ministers preaching Contrary to ye Law: I am 
of opinion the Advowson & right of. presentation to the Churches 
is subject to ye Laws of England, there being no Express Law 
of ye Plantation made further Concerning the same; therefore, 
when ye Parishioners present their Clark & he is Inducted by tlie 
Governer (who is to and must Induct on the presentation of ye 
parishioners) ye Incumbant is for his Life and Can not be dis- 
placed by the parishioners; if ye parishioners do not present a 
minister to the Governor w'thin six months after any Church 
shall become voyde ye Governer as ordinary Shall and may Col- 
late a Clerk to Such Church by Laps & his Collate shall hould 
ye Church for his life if the Parishioners have never presented 
they have a reasonable time to present a minister, but if they 
will not present, being required so to doe ye Governer may allso 
in their default Collate a minister in Inducting ministers by the 
Governer on the presentation of the parish or his own Collation 
he is to see ye ministers be quallified according as ye act foi 
Inducting ministers requires. In Case of ye avoydance of any 
Church the Governer as ordinary of ye Plantation is according 
to ye Statue of 28 |-| 8 Chap, nth eel. 5th to appoint a minister 
to officiate till the parish shall present one or ye six months be 
Lapsed and such person appointed to officiate in ye vacancy is to 
be paid for his service out of the profits thereof from the time 
ye Church shall become voide. By a Law a bond stated no min- 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 79 

ister is to officiate as such till he hath showed to ye Gk)verner ha 
is quallified according as ye Said Act for Induction directs, if ye 
vestry do not levy ye Tobacco ye Court then must decree ye same 
to be Levyed. 

Edw'd Northe, July 29th, 1703. 

At a Council held at Williamsburg ye 3d day of March, 1703. 
Present: His Excellency in Councill. 

Upon reading at this board S'r Edwarde Northe Knight her 
ma'te Attorney Generall his opinion upon ye acts of Assembly of 
this Collony relating to ye Church & particularly concerning In- 
duction of ministers & His Excellency is pleased to order yt a 
Copy of the S'd S'r Edw'd Northe his opinion be sent to ye 
Church wardens of Each parish within this Colony Requiring 
them upon receit thereof forthwith to Call a vestry and there to 
Cause the Same to be read and Entered in the vestry booke to the 
Eand the Said vestrye may offer to his Excellence what they 
think proper thereupon. 

Will Robertson, CI. Cou. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's parish in New Kent County the 
7th July, 1704. 

Present : 

Mr. Richard Squire, minister; John Lightfoot, Esq'e Mr. 
Rich'd Allen, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Wm. Waddell, Mr. Jno. 
Forster, Mr. Tho. Massie, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Wm. Clopton, ves- 
trymen. 

Mr. John Scott, Church warden. 

Capt. John Scott, Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Mr. William Bas- 
sett, Mr. RichM Allen and Mr. Thomas Massie or any fouer of 
them are Requested to meet such gentlemen of the vestry of St. 
Pall's parish to run the Dividing Line between this parish and 
the parish of St. Pall and that it be done by the County Suvaeior 
at the Charge of both parishes and the Clerke is ordered to waite 
on the Church wardens of St. Pall's parish with a Copy of this 
order that it may be done forthwith. 

John Lightfoot, Esq'r, Capt. Richard Littlepage, Capt. John 
Scott, Mr. George Poindexter and y\.v. Thomas Butts or any 
fouer of them are Requested to meet ^uch Gentlemen as shall be 
apointed by the Gentlemen of the vestry of St. Pall's parish to 



8o VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

Devide what orniments were belonging to this Parish when it 
was all in one and Likewise to adjust and Settle all maner of 
accts. belonging to the Said parish when it was all in one intire 
parish according to the order for the Devision of the Said parish 
and the Gentlemen of St. Pall's parish are Requested to meet at 
the Brick Church and to give the Gen'ts of this parish a forth- 
night's notice for the time of meeting. 

Capt. John Scott and Capt. Richard Littlepage, Church war- 
dens, are Requested and acordingly ordered to Imploy a Car- 
penter to build one Dwelling House 20 feet Long and 16 feet 
wide, with an Inside Chimney, posts in the Ground 8 feet pitch't 
double joiest and Lofted upo the Gleabe Land belonging to this 
parish formerly Given by Reece Hughes. Whereas Edw'd Mor- 
gan Complaines to this vestry that he hath in his house a very 
poore. Lame and impotent woman named Jane Qarke, ordered 
that he keep the Said Jane Clarke and to be alowed as others are 
in the same Case. 

Rege. p Wm. Clopton, Cle'k Veste. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's parish ye i8th day August, 

1704. 

Present : 

Mr. Richard Squire, minister; Mr. Thos. Butts, Mr. Wm. 
Waddill, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Thos. Massey, Mr. Rich'd 
Allin, Wm. Clopton, vestrymen. 

Capt. John Scott, Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Church wardens. 

Whereas the Church wardens have laid before this vestry Sr 
Edw'd Northe her Maj'hgt Att'r Gen'lle opinion Concerning In- 
ductions & his Ex'cye ord'r in Council on the Same together w'th 
his Ex'cye Proclamation Requiring ye Vestrye to give hiiji an 
act w't Gleabe lands in ye Respective parishes in Virga & wt 
building thereon & likewise whether they have Rec'd any of ye 
Great Bibles Sent in by S'r Geofrey Geofrye to be this vestry 
answer that they are not for Inducting the Minister nor for any 
dislike they have to him, but that the whole p'sh in Gen'll is agt. 
Gleabe Lands no building upon it at present there being some 
dispute in law about it & for ye Great Bibles sent in by S'r GeofV 
Geofreys do not know of any that hath been brought heither, 
orderd ye Clerk Send a Copy of this ord'r to ye Sec'rs office. 

Ordered bv the Church wardens forthwith a good pr of Stocks 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 8l 

to be Built & Set up just w'th out ye Church yard & to be Paid 
at ye laying ye next levie. 

Ordered yt Pelham Moore Scoure up ye dich about ye old 
Church to ye full Depth & width it was at first, & cut ^uite 
through ye place where people went in & doe it between this & 
ye last of October & to be pd three hundred pounds of Tob'o & 
Cask Conv't at Laying ye next Levy. 

Mr. Richard Squire is Requested to preach two Sermons in 
every year at the old Church, commonly known by ye name of 
ye Broken back'd Church. 

Recorded p Wm. Clopton, Clk veste. 

New Kent County. 

At a meeting Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. Jno. Scott, Jno. 
Lightfoot, Esq'r, Mr. Tho. Butts, Gen't in trust for St. Peter's 
Parish & Mr. David Craford, Maj'r Nicho. Merriwether, Mr. 
Henry Childs, Capt. Rob't Anderson & Mr. Jno. Moss, Gen't in 
truste for Saint paul's pr'sh at ye Brick Church in St. Peter's 
pr'sh ye 29th Aug't, 1704. 

St. Peter's pr'sh. Dr. 

To Mr. Rich'd Squire, for 5 months, CC 6665 

To CC for Do 933 

To Wm. Clopton, Clerk for 5 months 895 

To Jno. Hilton, Sexton for 5 months, 125 CC 10 135 

To Idem for washing Surples 025 

To Jno. Webb for 5 mo'th, 125. CC 10 135 

To Idem for washing ye Surples 025 

To Tho. Mins for widdow f aulkner, 5 mo'ths, CC 450 

To Wm. Martin for Wm. Moore 270 

To ye widdow Pyrant for five mo's 225 

To Peter Plantine for Antho. Burrows, 5 mo's 45c 

To Sam'l Waddy for James Turner, 540 540 

To Jno. Kimbrow for 5 mo'hs • 270 

To Wm. Atkinson for 5 mo'hs 270 

To Mrs. Roper for a bastard child .... 450 

To Nicho. Mills for keeping a bastard child 403 

To Maj'r Nicho. Merriwether ye ball, his acct 1447 /'i 

To Sam'l Waddie his acct 700 

To Joseph Baughn, Chain Carrier 030 



82 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

To Jno. Landige ye Same ' 030 

To Thos. Snead ye Same 030 

To Rich'd Clark, Ju'r, for pelating ye Surveyor 100 

To Jno. White's acct Regelated 180 

To ye Church wardens of both pr'she for ye Trouble about 

ye division of ye parish . 400 

To Capt. Scott for Trouble about ye Surveyor icx) 

To Capt. Littlepage for paid Care foot ye Glazer Ll-i8st- 

6d at id p pound 949 

* * * 056 

* * * IIQO 

***..... 166 

* * * ** 

To Capt. Rob't Anderson 045 

To Thos. Jackson, his acct ^^79 

To Coll. Joseph Forster, 500 6d nailes 020 

To Idem p acct. more 140 

To Mr. Geo. Poindexter's acct. Regulated Li 13s Qd, at 

10 p C 338 

To Mr. David Clarkson p acct 140 

To Mrs. Alice wiat ye Ball, her acct. p 20 lb los at loqd 

p Cent 108 

To Capt. James Moss his acct 170 

To Capt. Geo. Clough's acct 163 

To Vincent Vaughn's acc't 808 C. C. 1 13 921 

To Wm. Clopton's acct. 2330 

To Jno. Hilton's acct. keeping goody Al 380 

To ye Collector for ye minister's Rent, 3 mos. 250 C C 35 285 

To Wm. Clopton for Extreordinary Trouble about 3 De 27396 

Devision, &c., 600, 100 700 

To Jno. Hilton's atendance here to Sail at 5 p Cent 1404 

In all 29503 

Cr — By 947 Tithables at 31 p polo is 29357 

By ball, due to ye Colect'r 146 

29503 
St. Paul's pr'sh, Dr. 

L z d 

To ye half of ye Church plate & Table Cloath 2^5 o 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 83 

To Ball, due St. Paul's parish o "5 " o 



2"io"o 



By halfe of Mr. Henry Wyatt Legacy 2 "10" o 



Whereas we, the Subscribers, were apointed by both parishes 
to adjust & Settle all accts. between ye S'd parishes & having 
this day mett p'suant to ye Same, doe find ye pr'sh debt to amount 
to Twenty Nine Thou'd five hund'r & three pounds of Tobo. 
w'ch being divided by 947 ye Number of Tithables for this pr 
sent year amounts to 35 lbs. Tobo. p polo. Saving 146 lbs. Tobo. 
to be paid by both parish's to ye ColectV next year, each Tithable 
in both ye S'd pr'shs for Defraying ye afores'd Charge upon ye 
division of ye plate & all other ornaments there is due to St. 
Paul's parishes five Shill's, & if there should happen to be any 
mistake or Error of either Side to be Equally Rectified. 

John Lightfoot, Thos. Butts, Nicho. Meriwether, David Cra- 
ford, Reich'd Littlepage, Jno. Scott, Henry Childs, Robt. An- 
derson, JunY, John Mask. 

At a vestry held for St. Peter's p'sh in New Kent County ye 
1st Nov'r, 1704. 

Present : 

Mr. Richard Squir*e, Minister. 

Coll. John Lightfoot, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Wm. Bassett, 
Mr. Rich'd Allen, Mr. Jno. Park, JunV, Mr. Tho. Massey, Mr. 
Jno. Forster, Wm. Clopton, vestrymen. 

Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. John Scott, Church wardens. 
St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To Mr. Rich'd Squire for 7 months 9335 

To C C for Ditto at 14 p cent 1306 

To Wm. Clopton, Clerk, for 7 months 1394 

To Jno. Hilton, Sexton, for 7 months 315 

To Tho. Mins for widow faulkner 7 months 630 

To Wm. Martin for Wm. More, 10 * 125 

To Mrs. Roper for a bastard child 7 mon * 630 

To James Stringer, p acct 350 

To Capt. John Scott, p acct 49c 

To Wm. Martin p his acct. Regulated 310 



84 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

To James Sanders p acct 400 

To Tho. Jackson p acct 1200 C C 168 1368 

To Jno. Hilton p acct 050 

To Jno. Hilton for keeping Widd. Astill 7 mon 630 

To Capt. Rich'd Littlepage p acct. 3550 4047 

To Tho. Mins for a pr Shoes for wid. * * 040 

To Wm. Clopton p acct 100 

To Rich'd Harvey for his Troub. * * * 100 

To Mr. Levermore for 9 mos. rent 855 

Co Ex. pd. toward a Bell, but to Lye in ye Collector's 
hands till it be ordered p ye Church wardens 1500 C C 

210 1750 

To Sairr of 24639 at 5 p Cent 1232 

To Ball, due to ye p Ch 233 

26104 
Cr. By 502 Tithables at * * 2610. 

The Parish Levev being proportioned to fifty two pounds of 
Tobo. pr polo w'ch with thirty one upon ye Settlement before ye 
Division of ye parish amounts to Eighty three pounds of Tobo. p 
polo, w'ch Sume of Eighty three pounds of Tobo. p polo Capt. 
James Moss, Sherife of this County, rs hereby impowered & or- 
dered to Receive & Collect of & from Each & Every Tythable 
p'son w'thin this p'sh, & in Case of non payment to Levy ye Same 
by Distress. 

Coll. Jno. Lightfoot, Capt. Rich'd Littlepage,' Capt. Jno. 
Scott, Mr. Tho. Butts, & Mr. Jno. Park, Ju'r, or any 4 or 3 of 
them are Requested to meet Such Gent as ye Gent of St. Paul's 
p'sh Shall apoint at ye Lower Church of their p'sh one Wens- 
day ye 8th of this Enstant by tenn of ye Clock in ye forenoon in 
ord'r to ye Settle of Severall accts. belonging to both p'shes. 

Rich'd Squire, Clerk; Jno. Park, Jun'r, J. Lightfoot, Wm. 
Waddill, Wm. Bassett, Rich'd Allin, Jno. Forster, Wm. Clopton. 

Rich'd Littlepage, Jno. Scott, Church wardens. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's ye 6th Jan'e, 1704. 

Present : 
Mr. Rich'd Squire, min'r ; Jno. Lightfoot, Esq'r, Mr. Jno. 
Forster, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Rich'd Allin, 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 85 

Wm. Clopton, Mr. Wm. Ba^sett, Mr. The. Massey, Mr. Jno. 
Park, Jun'r, Mr. Geo. Poindexter. 

Capt. John Scott, Church warden. 

The order of Vestry made w'th Mr. Rich'd Squire, min'r, bear- 
ing date of ye first day of June, 1704, is Received for ye insuing 
year. 

Ordered that Wm. Clopton be Clerk of this Vestry & to be 
paid five hundred pounds of Tobacco p annum. 

Ordered that Mr. Norris is chosen Reader of this p'sh & to be 
allowed eight hundred pounds of Tobacco p annum. 

Ordered that John Hilton be Sqxton of this Church & to be 
paid five hundred & fifty pounds of tobo. p annum. 

' Rich'd Squire, Clarke. 

Jno. Forster, Jno. Lightfoot, Rich'd Allin, Jno. Parke, Ju'r, 
Tho. Butts, Tho. Massey, Jno. Scott, Wm. Waddill, Wm. Bas- 
sett. 

Chu'r wardens, Wm. Clopton, Geo'e Poindexter. 



At a vestry held for St. Peter's p'sh in New Kent County ye 
14th of May, 1705. 

Present : 

Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. John Parke, JunV, Wm. Clopton, Mr. 
Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Tho. Massey, Mr. Rich'd Allin, Mr. Wm. 
Waddill, vestrymen. 

Capt. John Scott, Church warden. 

Mr. Wm. Bassett & Mr. Geo. Poindexter are Chosen & Elected 
Church Wardens & to act & doe therein accordingly from thii^ 
time till Easter next. 

Wm. Clopton, one of the Surveyors of this County, applying 
himselfe to this vestry for help to clear ye Road in his presinct 
is ordered all ye tythables belonging to those persons following, 
viz.: Madd. Sarah Bray, Dan'l Park, Esq'r, Ju'r Ashew, Steph. 
Mitchell, James Crump, Wm. Burrow, Steph. Mitchell, Ju'r, 
Wm. Forgasen, Robt. Crump, Wm. Crump, Jno. Waddill, Jun'r 
Rich'd Crump, Steph. Crump, Chas. Barker, Tho. Shroasby, 
Eliza Crump, widdow & Tho. Brigman. 

Jno. Scott, Tho. Massey, Jno. Park, Jun'r, Wm. Clopton, Wm. 
Waddill, Geo. Poindexter, Rich'd Alin, Wm. Bassett, Chu'r 
wardens. 



86 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's p'sh in New Kent County 7 
loth. 1705. 

Present : 

Mr. Rich'd Squire, minV ; Capt. John Scott, Mr. Rich'd Allen, 
Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Jno. Park, Jr., Wm. 
Clopton, Mr. Jno. Forster, Mr. Tho. Massie. 

Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Geo*e Poindexter, Ch. Wardens. 

Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Geo. Poindexter & Mr. Jno. Park, Jun'r, 
or any two of them, are apointed to meet Such Gent'm as Shall be 
apointed by ye Vestry of St. Paul's parish at Such times & place 
as ye Gen'n of St. Paul's parish Shall apoint. 

Ordered yt ye Church wardens forthwith bring Suit agt. ye 
Extr'e of Jno. Lyddall, Gent, late of this County, dec'd for a 
Legacy Left to this p'sh by ye S'd Lyddall. 

Whereas there was a Leese taken by this p'sh Philip Lever- 
more, as marrying ye Ex'trx of Mr. Lyddall, Gent Dec'd for ye 
house & Plantation where (ye S'd) Jno. Lyddall Lately lived 
upon at ye annual Rent of 1000 lbs. Tobo. & Cask Conv't p an- 
num & ye Parish being desirous to acquit them Selves of yt 
Leese or agreement Mr. Richard Squire doth hereby agree to & 
w'th this p'sh & hereby acquit ye S'd p'sh of & from ye Sd Leese 
at ye end of this yeare ye Parish paying him ye S'd Mr. Squire 
ye Same Sume of tobo. they were to have paid Mr. Levermorc 
till such time yt ye Parish can provide a Suficient Gleabe for ye 
min'r to live upon. 

Ordered yt Mr. Geo. Poindexter & Mr. Wm. Bassett, Ch'r 
wardens, to be a Saile from Rob't Hughes to this ps'h for all that 
Land Given to this p'sh by his father, Rees Hughes. 

Rich'd Squire, Wm. Bassett, Geo. Poindexter, Church wardens. 

Jno. Scott, Thos. Butts, Jno. Forster, Jno. Park, J'r, Thos. 
Massie, Rich'd Allin, Wm. Waddill, Wm. Clopton. 



At a vestry held for St. Peter's p'sh in New Kent County ye 
15 octob'r, 1705. 

Present : 

Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. Jno. Soctt, Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. 
Rich'd Allin, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Tho. Massie, Mr. Wm. 
Clopton. 

Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Chu. Wardens. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S P^ISH. 87 

St. Pet^r^s Parish. 

To Mr. Rich'd Squire, C. C, for i year 16000 

To Cask & Conv't to Do :^440 

To Mr. Wm. Norris, CI. of ye Ch'r, for i year 8oc 

To C. C. to Do 112 

To Wm. Clopton, CI. to ye VestV., 500 C. C, 60 560 

To Mr. Hilton, Sexton for i year 540 

To Rob't Hughes for ye Gleabe land, 2100 C. C, 294. . . . 2394 

To Eliza. King, Wid., her acc't, 913 Cask, 72 985 

To Mr. Rob't Napier p acc't 300 

To Wm. Gardener his acc't Regulated 1575 

To Idem, for Cask of 1200 of ye same 096 

25602 

To Rich'd Scruggs p acc't Regulated, 545 Ca., 44 589 

To Jno. Hilton for keeping widd. Ashile, 5 mo 450 

To Geo. Austin his acc't Regulated 749 

To Wm. Hughes p acc't 300 

To Capt. Richard Littlepage p acc't 03c 

To Edw'd Morgan p acc't, 585 Ca., 68 923 

To Mr. Upshere p acc't & keeping a bastard child 12 mos. 

at ye 12 of Nov'r & Clothes 128^ 

To Capt. Rich'd Littlepage p acc't, 1200 Ca., 1000 Do, 80 125 

To Capt. Scott for a Staun 040 

To Thos. Jackson acc't 050 

To Tho. Mins. for keeping wid. Faulkner i yr, 1000 Ca. 80 1080 

To Mr. Geo. Poindexter p acc't 653 C. C, 91 ; 744 

To Capt. Littlepage, She'r, p acc't of fees, 60 660 

To Wm. Clopton p ball, his acc't 709 

To Jno. Hilton his acc't Regulated ". 300 

To Sam'l Smith for his Right for ye Gleabe land given by 
his father, Geo. Smith, to this p'sh, but to Lie in ye Col- 
lector's hands till he acknowledges ye same from him & 

his heirs 1250 

To C C. to Do 112 

To ye Collector to give to Coll. Lightfoot serv'ts for their 

trouble about ye plates, &c 20c 

To Rich'd hare for Service Done to ye Church 500 

34721 



88 VESTfev BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

To Capt. Richard Littlepage for building one house 20 feet 
long & 16 feet wide w'th an Inside Chimney 8 foot Pitch 
with a Shead on one Side & a Partition in ye Same w'th 
two doores, ye house to be * fled w*th Clapboard 
w'th a Lock & Key & hinges to ye outward Doore, all 
to be done w'th Strong & workman like & to be finished 
by ye last day of Jan'r next, & Capt. Littlepage asumes 
to enter into bond w'th ye Ch'r W'ns for ye due p'form- 

ance of ye same 1500 

910 

36431 

To Sairr of 4797 at 5 p cent 238 

To Sail, of 36431 at 5 p Ct 1821 

C'r. 38493 

P. Thos. Jackson looo 

P. Capt. Jno., S'r to pay Mr. Levermore for rent 1000 C. 

C, 140 1 140 

P. Capt. Jno., Sr., part of w't was left in his hands for a bal 570 

P- 533 Tytha's at 69 lb. p. polo 36777 

Pa. Deposito. to be p'd ye Collector next year 143 

The p*sh Levy being Proportioned am'tt to 69 lb. Tobo. p 
polo with Sume of 69 lbs tobo Capt. Rich'd Littlepage is 
hereby impowered to Collect according to Law & make 
paym*t thereof to ye Severall p'sons for w^hom it was 
Levied 3963c 

Geo. Poindexter, Wm. Bassett, Ch*r War. 
Rich'd Littlepage; Jno. Scott, Tho. Butts) Rich'd Allen, Tho. 
Massie, Wm. Waddill, Wm. Clopton. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's parish in New Kent County 

ye 31st Dec*r, 1705. 

Present : 

Capt. Jno. Scott, Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Rich'd Allen, Mr. John 
Parke, Jun'r, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Wm. Clopton. 

Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Chu'r wardens. 
This vestry doe order & agree yt Mr. Rich'd Squire be Con- 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 89 

tinued minister of this p'sh for this Ensuing year & be paid as 
formerly. 

Ordered that Mr. Wm. Norris, Co. Clerk of this p*sh & Ves- 
try & to be paid at ye rate of one Thous'd Three hundred pounds 
of Tobacco & Cask, Ct., p annum, but if ye S*d Mr. Wm. Norris 
doth not come to live in this p'sh by Easter day next then this 
agreement to be Void. 

Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Jno. Scott, Tho. 
Butts, Rich'd Allen, Mr. Parke, Jr., Wm. Waddill, Wm. Clop- 
ton. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish in New Kent County 
ye 1 6th day of March, 1705I6. 

Present : 

Jno. Lightfoot, Esq., Mr. Jno. Scott, Mr. Jno. Forster, Mr. 
Rich'd Allen, Mr. Tho. Massie, Mr. Jno. Parke, Jun'r, vestry- 
men. 

Mr. Wm. Bassett, Churchwarden. 

Whereas, there has been an order of Court dated Jane'y 28th, 
1 705 1 6, for processioning according to Law, & for dividing the 
p'shes into precincts. 

The Vestry having met accordingly have ordered ye Church 
of the Vestry to give notice to the people of this p'sh to proces- 
sion as has been usuall ordered that Mr. William Bassett & Mr. 
Thomas Massie give notice to two g'n the Vestry of the upper 
pa'sh to meet them about processioning of this P'ish Line, & 
that they give timely notice to bring their Children to see the 
SM processioning. Ordered that Mr. Thomas Butts & Mr. Geo. 
Poindexter give notice to two of the Vestry of the Lower P*ish 
to meet them ab't processioning of the P'sh line & yt ye give time- 
ly notice to bring their Children to See the procession. Geo. 
Poindexter. 

Ordered that a Vestry is to be held for this p'sh ye 25th of this 
instant March, it being Easter munday aft nine of the Clock in 
the morning. 

Registered p Wm. Norris, Clk Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's P'ish in New Kent County, 
May ye 4th, 1706. 



90 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

Geo. Poindexter, Rich'd Allen, Church wardens. 

Jno. Scott, Wm. Bassett, Wm. Clopton, Wm. Waddill, Jno. 
Parke, Jun'r. 

Ordered that Mr. Geo. Poindexter & Mr. Ridi'd Allen are 
chosen & elected Church wardens for the ensuing year & to Ex- 
pire next Easter, but that Mr. Rich'd Allen shall continue a year 
longer, & also that every Vestryman w'c shall be chosen from this 
ensuing time shall continue two years. 

Ordered that the Church wardens so provide necessary orna- 
ments for the Church, according to Law. 

Registered p Wm. Norris, Qk of Vestry. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's P'ish New Kent County, Octo- 
ber ye nth, 1706. 

Mr. Rich'd Squire, min. 

Present : 

Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. John Scott, Mr. Wm. Bassett, 
Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Jno. 
Parke, Mr. Thos. Massie. 

Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Rich'd Allen, Ch. Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To Mr. Rich'd Squire, min'r, for i year 16000 

To C. C, for Do 240 

To Wm. Norris, Cl'k of the Church. & Vestry 1300 

To C. C, to Do 182 

To Jno. Hilton, Sexton, for i year 57c 

To Wid'o Austin for keeping Wid. Ashley J4 year, Ca. . . 540 

To Jno. Hilton's acc't 228 

To Do. acc't for keeping & burying Mary Wilkinson. . . . 401^ 
To Do. acc't for fetching & Carrying ye Plate from Mr. 

Poindexter 100 

To Rich'd Scruggs for keeping a sick child J4 year Ca.. . 540 

To Tho. Hughes' acc't regulated 200 

To Capt. John Scott's acc't 290 

To Mr. Walker for keeping Fem'e Berass from ye parish 100 

To Jno. Upshear for keeping a p'ish child i year 11 88 

To Tho. Wm's for keeping wid'w faulkner us. p 1080 

To Peter Lespleete for keeping & burying El. Tomson. . . 200 

To Rich'd Harvey for service to ye Church 114 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 9 1 

To Mr. Geo. Poindexter's acc't to 13 L., 12s gd., at 

10 p. c 2707 

To Do. Assignee of Rob't Napier 200 

To Do. Assignee EHz. King 59c 

To Do. Assignee of Wm. Gardiner 300 

To Do. for Services Done 145 

To C. C. to his acc'ts 531 

To Mr. Tho. Massie for Liquor in giving ye procession. . 16 

To Mr. Wm. Bassett for Services done 170 

To Capt. Cloughan acc't fees — 97S 

To Ckpt. Moss, Shr. acc't 50 

To Capt. Littlepage, Shr. accts 30 

30211 
Built in yV 1703 The Brick Church Cost Building above 
146073 Lbs. of Tobo. as may be found by Examining ye accounts 
when ye Severall payments were made. 

James Taylor^ Reader. 

The agreement between Mr. Rich'd Squire and the Vestry of 
St. Peter's parrish ye 25th 8br. 1706. 

Agreed that Mr. Rich'd Squire be paid four thousand pounds 
of Tob'o, C C, viz. : two thousand pounds of Tob'o, C. C.,-to be 
paid at ye next Levy in 1707, & two thousand lbs. Tobo. more 
C. C, to be p'd at ye Laying of ye nevt Levy in 1708, for w'ch 
paym't to be duly made to ye vS'd Mr. Squire, Do hereby acquit 
ye S'd parish forever from providing any glebe or Leasing any 
plantation for him During his time of being min'r, but if the 
S'd Mr. Squire Should die or leave the p'ish before the expira- 
tion of four years, then to refund to the S'd p'ish ye S'd Sume of 
four thousand pounds of Tobo. C. C, after ye proportion of one 
thousand lbs. of tobo, C. C, p ann'm to the true intent of this 
agreem't it yt Mr. Squire is only to refund proportionably ac- 
cording to his continuance. 

Ordered that Wm. Norris be continued Clk of the Church & 
Vestry this ensuing year & yt he be p'd Eighteen hundred pounds, 
of tob'o C. C, for his S'd Service. 

Richard Squire, Thos. Butts, Wm. Cloptbn, John Parke, Jun'r, 
Thos. Massie, Wm. Waddill, Wm. Bassett. 

Geo. Poindexter, Rich'd Allen, Chu'h Wardens. 

Recorded by Wm. Norris, Clk of the Vestry. 



92 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's p'ish in New Kent Count; 
May ye 8, 1707. 

Present : 

Mr. Jno. Forster, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Will. Bassett, Mr. 
Jno. Parke JunV, Mr. Will Waddill, Mr. Tho. Massie. 

Mr. Rich'd Allen, Chr. Warden. 

]\Ir. Wm. Clopton is elected churchwarden to assist w'th Mr. 
Richard Allen this ensuing year, according to an order of Ves- 
try, &c. 

Whereas, Mr. Charles Fleming by an order of Court was ap- 
pointed Surveyor for making rodes to his mill & to apply himself 
to ye vestry of St. Peter's p'ish for Assistance to make ye S'd 
rodes, the Vestry therefore, in p'sance to sd order, has appointed 
help for clearing ye said rodes, viz.: Capt. James Moss, Sam'll 
Jordan, William Norris, Tho. Ashcroft, Capt. Wyatt, Jr., Tho. 
Henderson, Jno. Ashburton, they and all their male tithables to 
assist in making ye S'd rodes. 

Whereas, Jno. Hilton petitioned to ye vestry for being acquitted 
from paying ye parish Levy the S'd John Hilton's petition is 
granted according to ye order of Court to ye Same effect Octo- 
ber 25th, 1707. 

Ordered that James Austin, Peter Elmore & Elmore, David 
Bell & John Bacon, they & all * added to his former help David 
Claxton, appointed by an order of Court Surveyor for Clearing 
ye ridge rode & applying himself to this vestry for help it was 
accordingly granted or to Collo. Forster, Mr. Wm. Smith, Mr. 
* Jr., Mr. Jno. Butts, Mr. Jno. * & the Surveyors own hands 
they & all those male tithables to assist in Clearing ye ridge rode. 

Whereas Tho. Minns complains that his allowance for keeping 
wid. Faulkner is too little, the vestry have ordered it increased 
for ye future iioo lbs. tobo. C C & * * if she lives. 

Thos. Ashcroft being allowed 600 lbs. tobo. C C according- to 
agree'mt for keeping a bastard child a year * * S'd child die be- 
fore time expire proportionable to ye time. 

Whereas there is 5000 lbs. Tobo. C C Levyed for Mr. Geo. 
Poindexter in part of pay toward ye plate ornament sent for by 
him for the Church's use upon w'ch he is to advance but 50 per 
cent. & to allow 10 p ct. for ye tobo. so Levyed, its ordered to 
take the tobacco aforesaid out of ye Collector's hands this year 
& to Discount it when ye p'sh receive ye things so Sent for. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 93 

Thos. Butts, Geo. Poindexter, Thos. Massie, Jno. Forster, Wni. 
Waddill, Wm. Bassett. 

Rich'd Allen, Wm. Clopton, Church wardens. 

Registered. Wm. Norris, Clk. Vest. 

The agreement between Mr. Daniel Taylor, mins'r & the vestry 
of St. Peter's p*sh of 30th xhr., 1707. 

Agreed that Mr. Taylor officiate as minister of this p'sh for 
three months, viz. : ye three first Wednesdays in Januery, Febru- 
ary, & March & to be allowed 500 lbs. tob'o C. C. for each ser- 
mon he shall preach on those days, but if shall officiate after ye 
sd time of 3 mos. be expired then for each time so officiating to 
receive after ye rate of ye annuall Sallary of 16000. 

Reg'r p Wm. Norris, Clk. Vest. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish in New Kent County 
at the Brick Church February the 4th, 1707. 

Present : 

Coll. Joseph Forster, Mr. George Poindexter, Mr. Jno. Parke, 
Jun'r, Capt. Jno. Forster, Capt. Jno. Scott, Mr. Tho. Massey, Mr. 
Wm. Bassett, Mr. Wm. Waddill. 

Mr. Rich'd Allen, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Chu'r Wardens. 

Ordered that James Taylor officiate as Reder and Clerk of the 
Vestry, and to be paid at the usal Rate Excepting Cask. 

Rich'd Allen, 

Wm. Clopton, Church Wardens. 

Jno. Forster, Thos. Massie, Jo. Forster, Wm. Bassett, Jno. 
Parke, Jun'r, Wm. Waddill, Jno. Scott, Geo. Poindexter. 

Reg'd p James Taylor, C. V. 



At a Vestry held at the Brick Church of St. Peter's p'sh, in 
New Kent County, Feb'ry the 15th, 1707. 

Present : 

Capt. John Forster, Mr. Jno. Parke, Jun'r, Mr. Wm. Bassett, 
Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Geo. Poindexter. 

Mr. Rich' Allen, Church Warden. 

Ordered that Mr. Rich'd Allen, Church warden and Mr. Wm. 
Waddill Shall forthwith go Down to the President with a Com- 
plaint that the p'sh Church Doore were Shut up Against the Ves- 
trv & the Parishioners. Rich'd Allen, Ch. Ward. 



94 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

Jno. Parke, JunV, John Scott, John* Forster, Wm. WaddDl, 
George Poindexter, Wm. Bassett. 

Reg'd James Taylor, Qk. Vest. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish at the p'sh Church in 
New Kent County March the 3rd, 1707-8. 

Present : 

Capt. John Scott, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Jno. Parke, Jun'r, 
Capt. John Forster, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Wm. Waddill; Mr. 
Richard Allen, Church Warden; Capt. Jno. Scott, one of Her 
Ma j 'ties Justices of the Peace for this County, Administered this 
day the oaths Appointed by Law to Coll. Joseph Forster one of 
the gentlemen of the Vestry of St. Peter's Parish. 

Reg'd p James Taylor, Qk. Vest. 

Jno. Parke, Jun'r, Wm. Waddill, George Poindexter, Jno. 
Forster, Jno. Scott, Wm. Bassett. 

Rich'd Allen, Ch'r Warden. 



At a Vestry held at St. Peter's Parish Church in New Kent 
county April the 2nd, 1708. 

Present : 

Coll. Joseph Forster, Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Capt. 
Jno. Forster, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Tho. Massie, 

Mr. Rich'd Allen, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Ch. Wardens. 

Whereas Mr. Daniel Taylor hath Complyed with a former 
Agreem't made with their Vestry. It's further Agreed with the 
S'd Mr. Daniel Taylor to Continue Preaching once a fortnight. 
To begin on Sunday the Eighteenth Day of the Instant Aprill 
and So on. Are to be paid for his so preaching Proportionable 
to 16,000 lbs of Tobo. p Annum and Cask. 

Mr. Jno. Parke, Jun'r, is Elected Church warden to Assist Mr. 
Wm. Clopton this Ensuing year as usual. 

Tho. Massie, Rich'd Allen, Tho. Butts, Jno. Forster, Wm. 
Waddill, Jo. Forster, Will Bassett. 

Wm. Clopton, Ch. Warden. 

Reg'd by James Taylor, CI. Vestry. 

At a Vestry held at St. Peter's Parish Church in the County 
of New Kent, May ye 19th, 1708. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 95 

Present : 

Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Tho. Massie, Coll. Joseph Forster, 
Capt. John Scott, Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Capt. Rich'd 
Littlepage, Capt. Jno. Forster, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Rich. Allen. 

Mr. Jno. Parke, Jun'r, Ch. warden. 

Whereas, Mr. Sam'U Grey, minV, at the Request of the vestry, 
has Preached A Sermon at St. Peter's Parish Church, And be- 
ing unanimously Liked of. Wee the S'd vestry doe Agree with the 
S'd Mr. Sam'U Grey to Entertain him as our Min'r on the first 
Sunday after the Tenth of October next Ensuing upon the Same 
Terms which wee agreed with Mr. Rich. Squire. 

Ordered That There be a vestry held at St. Peter's p'sh Church 
on Monday next, being ye 24th of this Instant. And Likewise 
ye Clerk is ordered to Give Notice on the next Sunday that there 
is a Dwelling house to be Built upon the Gleeb Land, And if any 
undertakers are Designed to undertake it, they are Desired to be 
at ye S'd vestry. 

Jno. Parke, Jun'r, Ch. Warden. 

Wm. Bassett, Wm. Waddill, Rich'd Allen, Rich'd Littlepage, 
Jno. Forster, Geo. Poindexter, Tho. Massie, Jo. Forster, Jno. 
Scott, Tho. Butts. 

Reg'd p James Taylor, CI. V. 

At a Vestry held at ye Schoolhouse at ye Brick Church for St. 
Peter's Parish in ye County of New Kent, May ye 24th, 1708. 

Present : 

Coll. Jos. Forster, Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Wm. 
Waddill, Capt. Jno. Scott, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mir. Rich'd Al- 
len, Mr. Tho. Massie. 

Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. Jno. Parke, Jun'r, Ch. wardens. 

Whereas Mr. Sam'll Gray, Min'r, hath p a former Order of 
Vestry made an Agreem't with this Vestry to be Entertained as 
Min'r in October next ensuing. The S'd Mr. Gray appearing at 
this vestry. And Agreed with this vestry to Begin to Preach 
in our Parish on Sunday ye 13th of June next Ensuing. 

Whereas, Capt. Rich. Littlepage hath Agreed with this vestry 
to Build upon ye Gleeb Land a Dwelling house whose Dimen- 
sions are as foUoweth, viz.: Thirty-six feet in length, eighteen 



96 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

feet wide. Eight feet cleer from ye uper part of ye Cell, to >c 
uper part of ye Plate, Two Inside Chimneys, A pair of Stairs 
to go up in ye Clossett in ye Hall & a Closset in ye Chambers 
all ye frame to be Sawn & framed such as ye new way of Build- 
ing is. 

The Hall to be fourteen feet & ye Chamber twelve feet, two 
Rooms above & a Closset in ye inner Room, above, the floors 
to be laid above & below with Plank & Wainscotted above & 
below with Plank w'th Doors & Mantelpieces & in ye Hall two 
Transom windows, in ye Chamber one Ditto. In ye Chamber 
above each one Dormer window, three lights & a light at each 
end of ye house above Stairs & a small light in ye Closset below. 
To be weather boarded w*th featheredge plank & a Gable ended 
& Covered w'th Plank & Shingles w'th Cypress Shingles ye Cov- 
ering & weatherboards to be well Tarred. The Chimney to be 
close larthed & plastered w'th Lyme & hair. The Backs & hearths 
Brick and ye house underpinned with Brick & Cornished each 
Side under ye eves. And to find Xayles, Lathes, Catches, Hinges, 
Locks, Glass & Casements & to finish all workmanlike. Turn & 
Go by ye last day of October next ensuing. For ye w'ch Build- 
ing of ye S'd house according to ye Dimension aforesaid. Wee 
ye s'd vestry do agree with ye Capt. Rich'd Littlepage to pay 
him Thirty-two thousand pounds of sweet sented Tobo., Caske & 
Convenience with Proviso ye S'd Capt. Rich'd Littlepage Enter 
into a Bond with the Supervisers to finish the house According 
to ye Dimensions afores'd by ye Last day of October next en- 
suing. 

Air. Geo. Poindexter & Mr. Wm. Waddill are elected & chosen 
Supervisers to see the Gleeb house built, according to ye Dimen- 
sions in ye above order. And also are Requested to take Bond 
of Capt. Rich'd Littlepage for ye Performance of ye above Agree- 
ment. 

Wm. Bassett. Tho. Massie, Jno. Scott, Wm. Waddill, Sam 
Gray, Tho. Butts, Rich'd Allen, Jos. Forster, Geo. Poindexter. 

Wm. Clopton, Jno. Parke, Jun'r, Ch. wardens. 

Reg'd p James Taylor, Clk. Vest. . 



At a Vestry held at St. Peter's Parish Church, in New Kent 
County, Aug't 13th, 1708, &c. . 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 97 

Whereas, Mr. Peter Massie being appointed Surveyor of the 
highways he Complaining to this vestry that the Assistance which 
he hath allowed is not sufficient to Clear the S'd Roade. It's 
therefore ordered that Mr. Tho. Massie's Male Tithables, Jno. 
Spheares, Edm, Harris & Charles Massie Give their Allowance 
in Clearing the S'd Surveyors Roads belonging to his Precincts. 

Reg*d James Taylor, C. V. 

At a Vestry held at the Gleebs House in St. Peter's Parish in 
the County of New Kent, October ye 30th, 1708. 

Present : 

Mr. Sam'l Gray, Min'r ; Mr. Wm. Waddill, Coll. Joseph Foster, 
Capt. Jno. Scott, Mr. Thos. Butts, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Capt. 
Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. Jno. Foster, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. 
Rich'd Allen,^Mr. Tho. Massie. 

Mr. Jno. Parke, Jun'r, Ch. Ward. 

St. Peter's Parish. Dr. L. Tobo. 
To Mr. Sam'l Gray, Min'r, from ye i8th of June to ye last 

of 8br 23 Serm. 6461 

To C C to Ditto 0911 

To Mr. Gray More p Agreement 0500 

To C C to Do 0070 

To Mr. Dan. Taylor, Min'r, for 3 Sermons at 500 p 

Agreem't 1500 

To C C for Do 0210 

To Mr. Dan Taylor for 3 Sermons more Proportionable, &c 0922 

To C C to Do 0129 

To James Taylor ReadV & Clerk of ye Vestry for 9 Mon 1350 

To Conveniency to Do 0035 

To Jno. Hillon, Sexton, for one year 0570 

To Capt. Clough's Acct. Allowed 0186 

To Geo. Bradby 0300 

To Wm. Gardner for keeping A B Child 13 Mon 1 100 

To C C to Do 0154 

To Tho. Mines for keeping ye Wid w Faulkner 12 mon, . 1 100 

To C C to Do 0154 

To Sami Bugg Allowed for work done at the Gleeb Plan- 
tation 0500 



98 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

To Rich. Crump, Acco. Allowed 0300 

To Mr. Rich. Alllin & Mr. Wm. Waddill, Allowed for Ex- 
pences going to Town, Two Journeys, Each 100 p Jour- 
ney 0400 

To Mr. Rich. Allin for 3 Bottles of Wine 0090 

To Jno. Helton's Acco. Allowed 0325 



17313 

To Capt. Littlepage's Acco. Allowed cxd23I 

To Capt. Littlepage for building the Gleb House as by 

Agreement p an Order of Vestry 32000 

To Ditto for an Addition to the House by Agreem't 01200 

To C C to ye whole 332,000 of Tob'co 04648 

To Geo. Poindexter Acco. Allowed 00440 

To Mr. Geo. Poindexter Acco. Allowed for Plate and Or- 
naments for ye Church 14260 

To C C for 14700 pd of Tob'co 02058 

To Sallary of 72150 pd of Tob'co at 5 p cent. 03617 

To Peter Warren's Acco 00040 

To Sallary for 3420 hds of Tob'co Cr at 5 p cent 00171 

To Dar. Clark for going for ye Min'r 00200 

To Capt. Littlepage for Biulding a Stable upon the Glebe 

as p Agreem't by Mr. Gray 00700 

To C C to Do 00098 

To Sallary for 998 pds of Tob'co at 5 p cent 00049 



77025 
342a 

73605 



Com. Cr. L. Toh. L. Tob. 77025 

p Madam Levermore 1000 

To C. C. to Do 140 

To Capt. James Morse 1000 

To C. C. to Do 140 

p Madam Squires 1000 

To C. C. to Do 140 



3420 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 99 

p 551 Tythables at one hundred and thirty-three pounds 

of Tob'co p poll 73283 

To A Deposit to pay the Collector next year 322 

73605 

The Parish Levy being proportioned amount to one hundred 
Thirty three pound of Tobacco p Poll. Which sum of 133 pd of 
Tob'co Capt. Rich. Littlepage is Ordered to Collect and pay it 
to those for whom it is Levyed upon Proviso ; the S'd Rich. Lit- 
tlepage Enter into Bond with the Church wardens according to 
Custom. 

Ordered that Mr. Samuel Gray, Min'r, be continued, as by a 
former order of Vestry. 

Ordered that James Taylor be Continued Clerk of the Church 
and Vestry for the Ensuing year. And to be paid as usual. 

Ordered that Jno. Hilton be Continued Sexton, and to be paid 
as usual. 

Ordered that Mr. Thomas Massie furnish the Widow Morriss 
with such necessaries as he Shall think fitt. And bring in his 
charge at the next Levy Laying. This Vestry doth Agree with 
Capt. Littlepage to pay him Tob'co C C at one peney the pound 
at the next fall, For what Lead and oyl he shall think fit to use 
about the Gleeb house. 

S. Gray, Wm. Bassett, Rich. Allin, Jno. Scott, Geo. Poindex- 
ter, Wm. Waddill, Tho. Massie, Jo. Forster, Rich. Littlepage, 
Tho. Butts, Jno. Foster. 

Registered p James Taylor, CI. Vest. 



At a vestry held at the School house for St. Peter's Parish in 
ye County of New Kent March ye 9th, 1708-9. 

Mr. Samuel Gray, Min'r; Coll. Jos. Foster, Capt. Jno. Scott, 
Mr. Rich. Allin, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Jno. Parke, JunV, Capt. 
Rich. Littlepage, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Thos. Massie, Mr. Wm. 
Clopton, Ch. Wardens. 

Ordered that Mr. John Parke, Jun'r, Continue Church warden, 
And Mr. William Waddill is Elected Church warden to Assist 
him this ensuing year as usuall. 

Whereas, John Hilton Petitioned to this Vestry for an Addi- 



lOO VESTRV BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

tion to his Sallary, This Vestry has Considered his Condition. 
And hath Added to his Sallary Three hundred pounds of To- 
bacco C C. 

Capt. Rich'd Littlepage hath agreed with the vestry to Build 
upon the Glebe A Two and Thirty feet Tobacco house, Sixteen 
feet wide, And a twelve feet Square Milk house with Plank 
Shelves and Plank doors. And to find two Locks for the Doors, 
And to find Nayles and everything for the finishing of ye above 
s*d houses. Also to find two Locks for the Doors, And to make 
a Curb and Windless for the well, and a Shed over the Well, And 
to find Iron hooks and Hinges for the Doors, And to be paid 
for the S'd Building Two Thousand pounds of Tobo. C C And 
the work to be finished forthwith. 

Whereas this Vestry has Considered the Great Charges which 
Mrs. Catherine Squires is like to be at in 'Repairing the house 
which was formerly Rented for Mr. Squires. They have ordered 
one Thousand pounds of Tob'co C C to be Levied at the Next lay- 
ing of the Parish Levy Toward ye Repairs of the said house. 

Sam Gray, Mr. Bassett, Rich'd Allin, Rich. Littlepage, Wm. 
Clopton, Tho. Massie, Jos. Foster, Jno. Scott. 

Jno. Parke, JunV, Wm. Waddill, Ch. wardens. 

Reg'd p James Taylor^ CI. V. 

At a Vestry held at the School house at ye Brick Church for 
St. Peter's Parish, in ye County of New Kent, Sept'r ye 30th, 
1709. 

Mr. Sam'l Gray, MinV; Coll. Jos. Foster, Capt. Jno. Foster, 
Mr. Geo. Poindeter, Mr. Rich. Allin, Mr. Tho. Butts, Capt. Rich. 
Littlepage, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Capt. Jno. 
Scott. 

Mr. Jno. Parke, Jun'r, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Church wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. L. Tobo. 

To Mr. Sam'l Gray, Min'r for i year ending ye 30th of 

October 16000 

C C to Ditto 0^240 

To James Taylor, Reader for i year 01800. To Coiiveni- 

ency to Do. 00108 O1908 

To Jno. Helton, Sexton for r year 0570 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. lOI 

To Tho. Minnes for keeping ye wid'd Faulkener 12 months 

iioo C C to Do 154 1254 

To Mad'm Squires p Order of Vestry 1000 lb C C 1140 

To Capt Clough's Acct Allowed 0156 

To Jno. Helton Added to his Sallery p Od'r of Vestry 

300 L C C. 0342 

To James . Sanders for helping A B child 12 mon. p 

Agreem*t, 1000 L C C 1140 

To Mr. Dan. Taylor Min'st Acco't Regulated— 500, C C, 

to Do, 0530 

To Capt Keelings Acc*o of sher : fees allowed 01 15 

To James Sanders allowed for Cloathes ^or A B. Child. . . 0150 
To James Sanders Jr Agreem't wth ye Ch. Wardens for 

keeping Wm Gardner 0600 

To C C. to Do 0014 

To Mr. Wm Cloptons Acct' Ballanced 0299 

To Mr. Grays acco Allowed, James Taylors acco Allowed, 

Convt to Do 1093 

To Jno. Heltons Acc'o allowed for washing Surplace & 

Table Linnen 0150 

& for Extraordinary Service & fetching ye plate 0210 

To Jno. Howies Acco. Allowed 0100 

To Jno. Hilton allowed for his Boy looking after ye Cattle. 005a 

To Pelham Moore for a Well Bucket for ye Gleeb 0050 

To Capt. Rich. Littlepage Acco. Allowed 0914 

To Mr. Wm. Waddill for Building a Tobo. house & Milk 

house on ye Glebe, C C to Do 2052 

To Mr. Wm. Waddill, Assinee of Cha. Waddill, Tho. 

Jackson Acco. Allowed 0831 

To Capt. Thompson Acco. Allowed 0136 

To Matt. Gardinar for Keeping 2 p'sh children 3 weeks. . 0100 

To Wm. Martin for Keeping Daniel Mack Daniel o6co 

To * Raglapd for Keeping Rich. Coolam 0300 

To Mr. Geo. Poindexter Acco. Allowed 0320 

To James Taylor, Recording ye Odr for Processioning & 

their Return, Conv't to Do 0636 

To Sallary for L-34120 of Tobo. at 5 p Cent 1706 

35826 



I02 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

p Con'tr Cr. 

p Madam Levermore L-iooo C C. . . . 1140 
p Capt. Rich. Littlepage for ye Stocks 0340 
P 597 Tythables at 57 L of Tobo. p 

Tythable 34029 

To a Dipositum to pay ye Collector 

next year 00317 



35826 



The Parish Levy being proportioned Amount to fifty seven 
pounds of Tobo. per Tythable, Besides a Fraction to pay the 
Collector ye next year of Three hundred and seventeen pounds 
of Tob'co, which sum of 57 Lbs of Tobo. Capt. Geo. Keeling, 
High Sheriff for this county, this present year is hereby Order'd 
to Collect and pay it to those for whom it is Levyed. The SW 
Capt. Geo. Keeling Entering into Bond with ye Church Wardens 
as is usuall, &c., Wm. Bassett, Tho. Butts, Rich. Allin, Jno. 
Foster, Geo. Poindexter, Sam. Gray, Jo. Foster, Wm. Clopton, 
Rich. Littlepage, Jno. Scott. 

Jno. Parke, Jun'r, Wm. Waddill, Chu. Wardens. 

Whereas Capt. Rich. Littlepage at a vestry held for St. Peter's 
Parish at ye School house at ye Brick Church on May ye 24th, 
1708, Did then and there Agree with ye S'd Vestry to Build 
upon ye Gleeb Land a Dwelling house according to ye Dimen- 
tions mentioned at Large in ye S'd order of that Vestry, for 
which Building ye S'd Capt. Richard Littlepage was to be paid 
Thirty two thousand pounds of Tobo. Cask & Conv't, as doth 
appear by ye s'd Order With Proviso ye s'd Capt. Rich. Little- 
page did enter into Bond with ye Superadvisers to finish ye S'd 
house according to ye Dimentions in ye S'd Order, by ye last day 
of October last past, And ye S'd Capt. Rich. Littlepage having 
fully Rec'd ye Consideration for ye S'd building, It's thought 
fitt and accordingly ordered by the Vestry That Mr. Jno. Parke, 
Jun'r, & Mr. Wm. Waddill ye Present Church wardens shall view 
and Inspect ye s'd Building whether it be pformed & finished 
according to ye Tenor of ye s'd Agreement. But if not, that 
they Demand & Require ye S'd Capt. Rich. Littlepage fully to 
perform ye same. And if he refuseth. Then they are Impowere J 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. IO3 

forthwith to Commence Suit against him for his Non-perform- 
ance thereof & to act & do therein as they shall see fitt and 
Proper, which shall be Ratified & allowed by this Vestry. 

Jno. Foster, Will. Bassett, Jo. Foster, Jno. Scott, Tho. Butts, 
Rich. AUin, Geo. Poindexter, Wm. Clopton. 

Jno. Parke, JunV, Wm. Waddill, Chu. Wardens. 

Registered p James Taylor, CI. Vest. 



Sept. ye 30th, 1709, New Kent County, At a Vestry held at ye 
School house, near St. Peter's Parish Church Feb'y ye 9th, 1709. 

Present : 

Coll. Jos. Foster, Capt. Jno. Scott, Capt. Jno. Foster, Mr. 
Thomas Butts, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Wm. 
Clopton, Mr. Rich. Alin, Mr. Tho. Massie (3 Sermons preached 
before this Agreem't). 

Mr. Jno. Parke, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Church Wardens. 

Whereas this Parish being Destitute of a Min'r by ye Death of 
Mr. Samuel Gray, late Deceased, Wee ye S'd Vestry do in behalf 
of ye S'd Parish Agree with Mr. Benjamin Goodwin, MinV, To 
Officiate Till ye Eighth . Day of January next Ensuing as our 
Min'r of St. Peter's Parish. Every other Saterday And every 
other Sunday in ye after noon, And to pay ye S'd Mr. Benj. 
Goodwin for his so officiating. According to Law, And then to 
become our Min'r Intire, And that Mr. Goodwin have forthwith 
Possession of ye Gleeb Given to him by the Church wardens. 

Geo. Poindexter, Wm. Bassett, Benj. Goodwin, Rich. Alin, 
Wm. Clopton, Tho. Massie, Jo. Foster, Jno. Scott, Jno. Foster, 
Tho. Butts. 

Jno. Parke, Wm. Waddill, Ch. Wardens. 

Regist'd p James Taylor, CI. Vest. 



New Kent County, At a Vestry held at ye Gleeb for St. Peter's 
Parish Apr. nth, 1710. 

Present: 

Mr. Benj. Goodwin, Clk., Capt. Rich. Littlepage, Capt. Jno. 
Scott, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. Wm. Bas- 
sett, Mr. Rich. Alin, Mr. Thomas Massie. 

Mr. Wm. Waddill, Ch. Warden. 

Ordered that Mr. Wm. Waddill Continue Church warden for. 



I04 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

ye Ensuing year, And Mr. Thomas Massie is Elected Church 
warden for this Ensuing year to assist Mr. Wm. Waddill as is 
usual. 

Wm. Clopton, Rich. Alin, Rich. Littlepage, George Poindex- 
ter, Wm. Bassett, Benj. Goodwin, John Scott. 

Wm. Waddill, Tho. Massie, Ch. wardens. 

Regis'd p James Taylor, CI. Vest. 



New Kent County. At a Vestry held at ye Schoolhouse for 
St. Peter's Parish May 14th, 1710. 

Present : 

Coll. Joseph Forster, Capt. John Scott, Capt. Jno. Foster, Mr. 
Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Jno. Parke, Mr. Rich'd Alin, Mr. Wm. 
Clopton. 

Mr. Wm. Waddill, Ch. Ward'n. 

Whereas The Hon'ble Mr. President and Mr. Commissary, By 
Their Letters of Recommendations hath Recommended The Rev- 
erend Mr. William Brodie to this Parish as a Minister fully Qual- 
ified. Therefore, wee ye S'd Vestry Doe in behalf of ye S'd Par- 
ish, Covenant & agree with the S'd Mr. Wm. Brodie to Enter- 
tain him as our Minister till ye last day of December next. And 
to Pay him as the Law Direct. 

Ordered that Mr. Goodwin's Letter Directed to Mr. President, 
which his Honour Sent to the Vestry, Be entered in ye Raster 
Book. Wm. Brodie, Clerk. 

Rich. Alin, Wm. Clopton, Jno. Parke, Jos. Foster, Jno. Scott, 
Jno. Foster, Geo. Poindexter. 

Wm. Waddill, Ch. warden. 

Mr. Goodwin Letter ApT ye 7th, 17 10. 

In Obedience to yoV Hon'rs Command, I Doe Desist in my 
Claim of farther right to St. Peter's Parish N. K. I am S'r y'r 
Most obedient & Humble serv't. B. Goodwin. 

To ye Hon'ble Edmund Jennings, Esq'r, President of Virginia 
Vera Copia. 

Reg'd p James Taylor, Clk. Vest. 



At a Vestry held at ye Schoolhouse at ye Brick Church for St. 
Peter's Parish in New Kent County, gbr ye 6th, 1710. 



vestry book of st. peter s parish. i05 

Present : 

Mr. Wm. Brodie, Min'r; Coll. Jos. Foster, Capt. Jno. Foster, 
Mr. Jno. Parke, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Rich'd AUin, Mr. 
Tho. Butts, Mr. Wm. Clopton. 

Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Tho. Massie, Ch. Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish. Dr. 1710. 

To Mr. Sam'l Gray, late MinV, C. C. to Do 2692 

To Mr. Daniel Taylor, Min'r, an Error last year 0040 

To Mr. Wm. Brodie, Min'r till ye last Day of December, 

Convenience to do 10458 

To James Taylor, Reader for one year, 1300 Conv't 1908 

To Jno. Helton, 570 lbs. Tobo. & 300 C C added in all. . 0912 
To. Thos. Mims for keeping ye Wid. Faulkner & Bury- 
ing her 0655 

To Wm. Walker for keeping Ellen Gibbes & Burying her 0300 

To Wm. Waddill, Ch. Warden, Ball, his Acco 0093 

To Mr. Wm. Clopton, SenV, his Acco. Allowed 0150 

To ye Wid'w Millington for Rent for Wm. Gardner 0220 

To Mr. Jno. Parke, Assignee of Matt. Gardner 0^70 

To Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Assignee of Do. 0570 

To Matt'w Gardner, Ballance of Acct 0942 

To Mr. Wm. Waddill for keeping Dan'l Mack Daniel 15 

Days 0514 

To Mr. Geo. Poindexter acct allowed C C added 0937 

To Evan Raglin for keeping Rich. Coolam i year 1000 

To Mr. Wm. Clopton, Jun'r, his Acct. Allowed 0633 

To James Taylor, dec't Acct. Allowed Conv't 0316 

To Jno. Helton's Acct. Allowed Conv't 0423 

To Jno. Helton for Keeping Ruth Harvey 3 mon. Conv. 0263 

To Jno. Helton's Boy for looking after ye hors's 0050 

To James Alford's Acct Allowed for keeping a p'sh Child 0420 

To Sallary of 24233 pound of Tobo. at 5 per Cent 1214 

To Ball. Due to ye Parish next year from ye Collecter. . 0023 

^5530 
P. Cont. Cr. 

P 555 Tythables at 46 lb. Tob. p Poll is 25530 



I06 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

We ye Vestry of this Parish having this Day meet Do find the 
Parish Debts to amount to fourty Six pound of Tob'co p Tytha- 
ble Excepting 23 L of Tob'co ye Collecter is to be Accountable 
for to ye Vestry next year. The which Sum of 46 lbs. of To- 
bacco, Coll. Jos. Foster high Sheriff is hereby ordered to Collect 
from Every Tythable Person in this Parish, and in Case of non 
payment to make * according to Law & pay it to those ft)r whom 
it is Levyed. He ye S'd Colli Foster Entering into Bond witii 
the Church wardens as is usual. 

Ordered That Mr. Wm. Brodie, Clk., Continue MinV of this 
Parish & to be paid as ye Law directs. 

Ordered that the Church wardens forthwith give Mr. Wm. 
Brodie, MinV, Possession of ye Gleeb. 

Ordered that James Taylor Continue Reader & Clerk of the 
Vestry and to be paid as usual. 

Wm. Brodie, Clk. ; Jos. Foster, Tho. Butts, Jno. Foster, Geo. 
Poindexter, Wm. Clopton, Rich. Allin, Jno. Parke. 

Wm. Waddill, Tho. Massie, Ch, Wardens. 

Registered p James Taylor, CI. Vest. 

At a Vestry held at ye Brick Church for St. Peter's Parish 
April ye 22nd, 171 1. 

Present : 

Mr. Wm. Brodie, Min'r ; Capt. Jno. Scott, Capt. Jno. Foster, 
Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. 
Wm. Clopton, Mr. Rich. Allin, Mr. Jno. Parke. 

Mr. Wm. Waddill, Ch. warden. 

Ordered that Mr. Thomas Massie Continue Church warden for 
the Ensuing year. And Capt. Jno. Foster is Elected Church war- 
den for ye Ensuing year in stead of Mr. Wm. Waddill. 

Geo. Poindexter, Wm. Clopton, Rich. Allin, Jno. Parke, Wm. 
Waddill, Will Brodie, J. Scott, Tho. Butts, Wm. Bassett. 

Jno. Foster, Church warden. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish at ye Brick Church' 
July ye 30th, 171 1. 

Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Rich'd Allin, Mr. 
Tno. Parke, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Tho. Massie, Capt. John 
Foster, Chu. Wardens. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. IO7 

Charles Winfry being Appointed Surveyor of ye High Ways 
from ye upper Side of Capt. Richard Littlepage's mill to ye lower 
Side of Stone's Swamp Bridges. He applying himself to this 
vestry for help, It is ordered That Mr. John Major Male Tytha- 
ble, Rich'd Austin, Sam'l Smith, Mr. Jno. Mens, Tithables, Give 
there Attendance on ye S'd Surveyor or when Required. 

Thomas Jackson being Appointed Serveyor of ye highway in 
Capt. Jno. Scott's Precincts. He applying himself to this ves- 
try for Assistance, It is ordered that Madam Lightfoot, Mr. 
Sherwood Lightfoot, Wm. Jackson & James Taylor, Tythables, 
Give their Attendance on ye S'd Serveyor when Required. 

Wm. Bassett, Wm. Clopton, Wm. Waddill, Jno. Parke, Rich'd 
Allin. 

Tho. Massie, Jno. Foster, Chu. Wardens. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish at ye Schoolhouse near 
ye Brick Church, 8br 15th, 171 1. 

Present : 
Coll. Jos. Foster, Mr. Geo. Poindexted, Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. 
Wm. Waddill. 

Mr. Thomas Massie, Capt. Jno. Foster, Church Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish. Dr. L Tob'co. 

To Mr. Wm. Brodie, Min'r, for 12 Months Conv't to Do. 16960 

To James Taylor, Reader & Clerk for i year, Conv't to Do 1908 
To Jno. Helton, Sexton 70 Lb Tob. & 300 Lb. Tob. Added 

C C 0870 

To C C to 300 L. Tob 0042 

To Thomas Moss for Keeping Rich. Colam i year 1000 

To ye Widow Millington for i year's Rent ending ye 25th 

of March 0200 

To Capt. Jno. Scott, part of his Account allowed, Conv't to 

Do 0343 

To Mad'm Clough omitted last year 0060 

To ye Wid'w Hawle for Keeping & Tending on Mary Wild 

10 month ending ye last October C C to Do. 4332 

To Alex. Strange for Keeping Mary Wild 10 days oio6 

To Martha Gardner for i year p Agreement C C to Do . . 1 1 40 

To Martha Gardner, omitted last year 0200 



I08 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

To Coll. Foster, Acct. Allowed 0249 

To James Taylor, part of his Acct oog^ 

To Mr. Tho. Massie, Chu. Warden, his Acct 0140 

To Wm. Walker for Keeping Elinor Dene i Month 0100 

To Mr. Poindexter, Accomp allowed 0923 

To John Helton, for Acct. allowed • 590 

To Jno. Helton for Keeping Ruth Harvey i year 1000 

To Sallary of 30764 I- Tobo. at p cent 1533 

32302 

P. Cont. Cr. 

p Jno. Askew 0615 

p A fraction from ye Collector 

last year 0028 

P 573 Tythables at 55 L Tob. 
per poll 31515 

p A fraction Due to ye Collec- 
tor next year 0144 



32302 



Wee ye Vestry of St. Peter's Parish have this day mett & do 
find ye Parish Debt amount to Thirty two thousand, three hun- 
dred & two pounds of Tob'co, which being divided by five hun- 
dred, seventy three Tythables ye Number in our Parish this year 
amounts to fifty five pounds of Tob'co p poll besides a fraction 
to pay ye Collecter next year at One hundred fourty & four 
pounds of Tob'co, Which Sum of 55 L of Tob'co Collector Jos. 
Foster, high Sher., is ordered to Collect from Tythable persons in 
this p'sh & in Case of non payment to make Distress. Provided 
ye S'd Coll'r Jos. Foster, enter into Bond w'th ye Church war- 
dens to pay ye same to whom it is Levyed according to their 
Claim. 

Ordered that ye Church wardens Agree with Some Doctor to 
Cure Mary Wilde of her Ailement, & if she think herself able 
to undergo a Course of Phisic, The Church wardens are to agree 
w'th ye Doctor for ye same. 

Jos. Foster, Geo. Poindexter, Wm. Waddill, Tho. Butts, Wni. 
Clopton. 

Tho. Massie, Jno. Foster, Chu. Wardens. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. IO9 

At a Vestrv held for St. Peter's Parish at the Dwelling house 
of James Taylor, Clerk of ye Vestry, March ye 31st, 1712. 

Present : 

Capt John Foster, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. Rich'd Allin, Mr. 
Geo. Poindexter, Coll. Joseph Foster, Mr. Jno. Parke, Mr. Wni. 
Bassett. 

Capt. Jno. Foster, Mr. Tho. Massie, Church Wardens. 

Wee the Vestry of St. Peter's Parish, having this day met to 
Take in and Receive Such Returns as shall be Returned with ye 
Order for Processioning according to Law And find that Capt. 
Rich'd Littlepage, Mr. Thomas Butts, Tho. Mitchell, AlexV 
Strange, Jno. Aldridge, & Jno. Brothers, have not yet Returned 
their orders for Processioning. 

Tho. Massie, John Foster, Chu. wardens. 

Jos. Foster, Jno. Scott, Geo. Poindexter, Wm. Clopton, Rich'd 
Allin, Jno. Parke, Wm. Bassett. 

Registered p James Taylor, CI. Vest. 



At a Vestry held at the Brick Church for St. Peter's Parish 
May i8th, 1712. 

Present : 

Mr. Wm. Brodie, MinY ; Coll. Joseph Foster, Capt^ Jno. Scott, 
Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. 
Jno. Parke, Mr. Rich. Allin, Mr. Wm. Waddill. 

Mr. Jno. Foster, Mr. Tho. Massie, Church Wardens. 

Ordered that Capt. Jno. Foster Continue Church Warden for 
the ensuing year. And Mr. Thomas Butts is Church Warden in 
ye stead of Mr; Tho, Massie. Wm. Brodie, Clk. 

Jo. Foster, John Scott, Will Bassett, Geo. Poindexter, Wm. 
Clopton, John Parke, Rich, Allin, Wm. Waddill, Tho. Massie. 

John Foster, Church Warden. 

Registered p James Taylor/ CI. Vest. 



At a Vestry held at the Brick Church for St. Peter's Parish. 
8br 23rd, 1714. 

Present : 

Mr. Wm. Brodie, MinV ; Coll. Jos. Foster, Capt. Jno. Scott, 
Mt. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. 
Rich. Allin, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Tho. Massie. 



no VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

Mr. Tho. Butts, Church Warden. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. Lbs. Tob'co. 

To Mr. Wm. Brodie, MinV, for 12 Months 16000 

To C C to Ditto. The Cask being allowed in Considera- 
tion there is no Gleeb house 2240 

To James Taylor, Reader & Clerk for 12 Mon. Con'vt to 

Do 1908 

To Jno. Helton, Sexton, 570 L Tob'co & 300 C C added 0870 

To the Widow Millinton for i year's Rent Wm. Gardner 0200 
To Mr. Atkison for Expenses at Town L4, G5, d8, at i 

pcney p L, C C to Do 1160 

To Jno. Helton C C to 300 L Tob'co 0042 

To Tho. Moss for Keeping Rich. Colam i year & finding 

Clothes 1200 

To C C to 200 L Tob'co p Agreem't 0028 

To Jno. Helton for Keeping Rich. Harvey i year & 

Clothes 1200 

To C C to 200 L Tob'co p Agreem't 0028 

To Mr. Jno. Thornton Acct Allowed 0382 

To Jos. Baughn, &c 0025 

To Capt. Jno. Scott for Keeping Mary Wild 4057 

To Capt. Littlepage for Maj'r Holloway C C, C to Do 112 0912 

To Coll. Jos. Foster for Delinq't 0402 

To Mr. Geo. Poindexter for "Mat. Gardner 1294 

To C C toDo oi8t 

To Rich. Brookes for Keeping Mary Wild 0400 

To Col. Foster for Sher. fees 0380 

To Nath'l Brothers for Keeping Margaret Watkins' Child 0750 

To Capt. Foster, allowed for wine furn'shing ye same. . . . 0102 

To Wm. Timson for Keeping Mat. Gardner 0200 

To Mr. Tho. Massie's acct 0626 

To Jno. Helton's Acct. Allowed 0480 

To James Taylor for Tending at Wm'burgh, &c 0500 

To Cha. Waddill ye same 0500 

To Mr. Benj. Goodwine, Judgment 4900 

To C C Convt. to Do The Cask overcharged to be paid ye 

p'sh next year past 0686 

To Mr. Wm. Waddill for Carting Mat. Gardner 0050 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. Ill 

To Coll. Foster allowed for going to Wm'burgh 200 Capt. 

Littlepage the same 0400 

To Sallary of 41559 L Tob'co at 5 p Cent 2177 

To A fraction Due to ye Parish from ye Collecter 0040 

44320 

Wee the Vestry of St. Peter's Parish, having this day mett and 
Do find the Parish Debts amount to Fourty four Thousand Three 
hundred and Twenty pounds of Tobacco, Which S'd Sum being 
Divided by 576 Tythables Amount to 76 L per Tithable only a 
fraction' Due to ye Parish next year from ye Collector of 40 L 
of Tob'co, The Which Sum of Tobacco Mr. Thomas Butts, 
Church warden, is hereby impowered to receive of every Titha- 
ble person in St. Peter's Parish and pay the same to those Per- 
sons which it is Levyed for, And if in case of non payment to 
make Distress according to Law. 

Robert Wood appeared at this Vestry and agreed with ye S'd 
Vestry to keep Martha Gardner one year at ye Rate of 150 
1 of Tob'co p Month, and to keep Wm. Gardner at 75 L. of 
Tob'co p mon. And to keep Mary Wild at 150 L. Tob'co p 
month. 

Richard Ross appeared at this Vestry and agreed' to keep Rich- 
ard Harvey one whole year for 500 pounds of Tob'co. 

Mr. Wm. Waddill agreed to keep Richard Collam one Whole 
year for 600 pounds of Tob'co. 

Vym. Brodie, Clk. ; Wm. Bassett, Rich. Allin, Wm. Waddill, 
Tho. Massie, Jos. Foster, Jno. Scott, Wm. Clopton, Geo. Poin- 
dexter. 

Registered p James Taylor, Clk. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish, at ye Brick Church 
April ye 19th, 1713. 

Mr. Wm. Brodie, Min'r ; Capt. Jno. Scott, Mr. Geo. Poindex- 
ter, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. Jno. Parke, Mr. Rich. Allin, Mr. 
Wm. Waddill, Mr. Tho. Massie. 

Capt. Jno. Foster, Chu. Warden. 

Ordered that Mr. Thomas Butts Continue Church Warden 
for the ensuing year. And Coll. Joseph Foster is Elected Church 
Warden for ye ensuing year in Capt. Jno. Foster's Place. 

Test : p James Taylor, Clk. Vest. 



112 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish at ye Dwelling House 
of James Taylor, May ye 4th, 1713. 

Present : 

Mr. Wm. Brodie, M5n'r; Capt. Rich. Littlepage, Mr. Win. 
Clopton, Mr. Rich. AUin, Mr. Tho. Massie, Capt. Jno. Scott, 
Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Wm. Waddill. 

Mr. Tho. Butts, Coll. Jos. Foster, Chu. Wardens. 

Ordered that ye Clerk give Public Notice Two Severall Sun- 
days at the Church ; That There is a Gleeb house to be Built with 
Brick and all undertakers are desired to appear at the vestry on 
Wednesday in Whitson week To undertake ye Building. 

Ordered that Mr. Rich'd Allin shall be paid five hundred 
Pounds of Tob'co for keeping Mary Holt one whole year. 

Tho. Butts, Jo. Foster, Chur. Wardens. 

Tho. Massie, Wm. Waddill, Wm. Clopton, Rich. Allin, Wm. 
Bassett, Rich'd Littlepage, Jno. Scott, Geo. Poindexter. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish at the Dwelling house 
of James Taylor on May ye 27th, 1713. 

Present : 

Mr. Wm. Brodie, Min'r; Capt. Ric'd Littlepage, Capt. Jno. 
Scott, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. Rich. Allin. 
Mr. Wm. Waddill. 

Mr. Tho. Butts, Chu. Warden. 

Persuant To an Order of Vestry Baring Date the 4th of this 
Instant May, appointing all undertakers to appear at a Vestry 
to be held for St. Peter's Parish on the Wednesday in Whitson 
week to undertake the Building and finishing of a Gleeb House 
whose Dementions are as followeth, viz.: Fourty two feet in 
Length, Twenty feet wide, A Seller Three Feet in the Ground 
and three feet above, nine feet Pitch from floor to floor. The Hall 
to be Eighteen feet Long, The Chamber to be fourteen feet in 
Length, A Chemney at each end five feet Deep, The Stairs to go 
up in ye Hall by ye Chemney & a Light at ye Gable end & a C3os- 
sett by the Chemney in ye Chamber. In the Qossett, under the 
Stairs a way into the Seller and at the other end under ye Clos- 
sett a way into ye seller out of Doors, two Windows in ye Seller, 
Two Outward Doors in ye Hall & two Transem Windows, and in 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. II3 

ye Chamber one outward Door & one Transum Window, and a 
Window in each Clossett. The Wall to be two Brick thick to 
the Water Table & then a Brick & half, The outward Room above 
Stairs fourteen feet, The Inward Room Eighteen feet and a 
Chemney & a Clossett in ye Inward Room above. Two Three 
light Dorman Windows in each Room above Stairs, And to be 
Lathed & Plaistered above Stairs & Plaistered below Stairs, A 
Good Grit Roof Covered with Sawn Larths & Shingled & well 
Tarred and each floor to be Rabbitted & Good Steeps at each 
outward Door & a Brick Petition between the two Lower Rooms 
from ye foundation to ye second floor, And ye Cornish Doors & 
Window frames & Mantle Pieces & Door frames to be Primed 
with Lincett oyl & Spanish Brown, hinges. Glass, Locks, Keys 
& finish all workmanlike. Turn Key and Go. Mr. Thomas Jack- 
son appeared at this Vestry and Agreed with ye Sd Vestry to 
Build the above s'd house according to ye s'd Dementions for 
fourty nine Thousand five hundred pounds of good, sound, sweet 
scented Tob'co & Cask and Conveniency and to be paid unto ye 
S'd Tho. Jackson or Order one half of ye s'd 49500 L. of Tob'co 
C C the next fall, and the other half to be paid in the year 1714. 
The S'd Gleeb house to be finished according to ye S'd Demen- 
tions by ye Tenth Day of October in ye year 1714. Mr. Thomas 
Jackson to Inter into Bond with ye Church wardens with good & 
Sufficient Security to Perform such Articles as ye s'd Vestry or 
Church wardens shall think fit to Draw, And ye s'd Tho. Jack- 
son to gett all ye frame sawn & Brick made & Burnt this fall 
& to get all Plank & other Timber Sawn by the Tenth day of 
October next ensuing the Date of the Order. 

Wm. Clopton, Rich'd Allin, Wm. Waddill, Wm. Brodie, Rich'd 
Littlepage, John Scott, George Poindexter. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish, at the Dwelling house 
of James Taylor, November ye i6th, 171 3. 

Mr. Wm. Brodie, Min'r; Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. Jno. 
Scott, Capt. Jno. Foster, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Wm. Clopton, 
Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Rich'd Allin, Mr. Jno. Parke, Mr. 
Tho. Massie, Mr. Wm. Waddill. 

Mr. Tho. Butts, Coll. Jos. Foster, Church Wardens. 



114 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. L Tobo. 

To Mr. Wm. Brodie, MinV, C C to Do. 2240 18240 

To James Taylor, Reader, &c., 1800 Conv'y 108 1908 

To Jno. Helton, 870 C C to 300, is 42 0912 

To Thos. Jackson to lie in ye Qiurch warden's hands CC 24750 

To C C to Ditto 3463 

To James Taylor's Acct 0715 

To Capt. Jno. Thornton's Acct 01 10 

To Capt. Jno. Foster's Acct 0095 

To Mr. Tho. Butt's Acct 0991 

To Wm. Jackson's Acct 0130 

To Mr. Geo. Poindexter p Mr. Butt's note 0100 

To Mr. Wm. Waddill Ball ' 0505 

To Capt. Littlepage acct. 212 C C added 29 0241 

To James Sanders for keeping Wm. Gardener 2 mo. & J4 0250 

To Rich'd Ross Ball 0185 

To Natt'l Brothers for keeping A. B. Child 11 mon iioo 

To Mrs. Alford for Keeping Mary Delign & her Child 4 

mon 0400 

To Wm. Major for writing a Bond 0050 

To Jno. Helton's Acct 0460 

To Mr. Jno. Meas for i Gall. Wine 0100 

To Mr. Rich'd Allin for 6 mon. Keeping Mary Holt 0250 

To James Taylor, &c 0300 

To Sett. Walker for Keeping Collam i mon 0060 

To Sallary of 54241 L Tob'co at 6 p cent 2712 



P. Cont. Cr. 

p James Alford's Bill 350 

p A fraction due to ye p'sh last 

year 40 

Mr. Butts for C C Levy last year 

to Mr. Goodwin's Tob'co 686 

p 587 Tythables at 97 L pTythable 56939 
p A fraction Due to ye Collector 

next year 14 

58029 



58029 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. II5 

Wee the Vestry of St. Peter's Parish having this Day meet and 
do find that, ye Parish Debts do amount to Fifty six thousand 
nine hundred, fifty & Three pounds of Tobacco, which ye Sum 
of 56953 L of Tob'co being Divided Between 587, The Number 
of Tithables this year Amount to Ninety Seven pounds of Tob'co 
p Tythables, Besides a fraction of 14 L of Tob'o Due to ye 
Collector next year. The which Sum of 97 lbs. of Tobo. Mr. 
Tho. Butts, Church warden, is Hereby Impowered to Collect 
from every Tithable Person in St. Peter's Parish, And pay it 
to those Persons according to there Severall Claims, And in 
case of non-payment, to make distress according to Law. 

Selvanus Walker appeared at this Vestry and Agreed w'th 
the s'd Vestry to Keep Rich'd Coollam one whole year for seven 
Hundred pounds of Tobacco. 

John Helton appeared at this Vestry and Agreed to Keep 
Rich'd Harvey one year for 900 pound of Tobacco. 

Mr. Wm. Waddill Agreed with this Vestry to keep Wm. Gard- 
ner one year for 1000 pounds of Tobacco. 

By the Motion of Capt. Jno. Foster, In behalf of John Bacon 
Serveyor of ye highways. It is Ordered That Mr. Jno. Parke and 
Anthony Waddys Tythables be added to his Precinct. 

W. Brodie, John Scott, John Foster, Rich. Allin, Geo. Poin- 
dexter, Rich'd Littlepage, Will. Bassett, Wm. Clopton, Tho. 
Massie, Wm. Waddill, Jno. Parke. 

Registered p James Taylor, CI. Vest. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish, at ye House of James 
Taylor, May ye 14th, 1714. 

Present : 

Wm. Brodie, Min'r ; Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. Jno. Scott, 
Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Rich'd Allin, Mr. Jno. Foster, Mr. 
Wm. Waddill. 

Mr. Tho. Butts, Coll. Jos. Foster, Ch. Wardens. 

Ordered, That Coll. Jos. Foster Continue Church warden for 
the ensuing year and Capt. Rich'd Littlepage is elected Church 
warden in ye stead of Mr. Tho. Butts. 

Ordered that there be a Vestry held at ye Gleeb house on 
Munday next, ye 17th Day of this Instant. And ye Gentlemen 
arc Desired to meet there by Ten of ye Clock in ye afternoon. 



Il6 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

Likewise It's Ordered That Capt. Littlepage and Mr. Geo. Poin- 
dexter be Supervisers to see ye work well Done. 

Jrio. Parke, Wm. Brodie, Clk. ; Tho. Butts, Rich'd AUin, John 
Scott, Wm. Waddill, Geo. Poindexter. 

Jos. Foster, Rjch'd Littlepage, Ch. Wardens. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish December ye 7th, 1714. 

Mr. Wm. Brodie, MinV ; Capt. Jno. Scott, Mr. Wm. Clopton, 
Mr. Jno. Parke, Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Rich'd Allin, Mr. Wm. 
Waddill. 

Coll. Jos. Foster, Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Ch. Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. L Tob<3. 
To Wm. Brodie, Min'r, for 12 months. Cask to Ditto, at 

42 >^ p Cent 16720 

To James Taylor, Reader for 12 months & Cask* 1872 

To Jno. Helton, &c 0894 

To James Sanders for Keeping Wm. Gardner & Cask. . . 1417 

To Mr. Tho. Jackson, Cask to Do at 4 & J/2 p Cent. inc. 25869 

To Mrs. Alford for Keeping Mary Design & Child, &c. . 1400 
To Robt. Wood for Keeping Mary Wild five & forty 

days* &c 0375 

To Capt. James Massie for Acct. Allowed 0583 

To Ame'a Morgan to lie in ye Church warden's hands till 

she brings Testimony from a Justice that her ace. is Just 0233 

To Sett. Walker for Keeping Rich'd Collam 12 months. . 0700 

To Jno. Helton's acct 0415 

To Ditto for Keeping Rich'd Harvey i year 0900 

To Nath. Brothers for Keeping Anne Watkins 0950 

To Mr. Tho. Jackson Allowed for a Double Door 0100 

To Capt. Littlepage's Ace. Allowed iiii 

To Mr. Menx for 2 Gall. Wine 0200 

To ye Church warden 4 days to Settle & Receive ye 

Agent's Notes 0800 

To lie in Mr. Brodie's hands Toward Cloathing ye poor, 

Cask to Do. at 4^ p cent 1045 

55584 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. H? 

P Conta. Cr. 

p 603 Tithables at 92 L of Tobo. p Tithable 5547^ 

p A fraction Due to ye Church wardens next year 108 

55584 



The Parish Levy being proportioned, wee find ye Parish Debts 
to amount to 55584 lb. of Tobo., which being divided by 603 ye 
number of Tithables this year amounts to 92 lbs. of Tobo. p 
Tithable, besides a fraction of 108 lb. .of Tobo. to pay ye Chu. 
Wardens ne:jd: year. And ye Church wardens are ordered to Col- 
lect ye s'd sum of 92 lb. of Tobo. from each Tithable in St. Pe- 
ter's p'sh. And if in Case of non payment to make Distress. And 
ye Chu. Wardens are to enter into Bond with ye S'd vestry ac- 
cording to Law. 

Whereas, Mr. Tho. Jackson Did agree with this Vestry to 
Build a Brick house on ye Gleeb Land as p a former order of 
Vestry. The S'd vestry having this Day met at ye Gleeb house. 
And find ye s'd Gleeb house to be fr'nished according to Agree- 
ment. And having this Day Take Possession of ye s'd House and 
Delivered ye Key to Mr. Wm. Brodie, Min'r, And have ordered 
That Mr. THo. Jackson's Bond be Delivered to him, so that he 
may be Discharged from ye afores'd Agreement. 

At ye motion of Mr. Charles Fleming, perveyor of ye high- 
way to this Vestry, It is ordered that ye Tithables of Esq'r Lewis 
at Will's Quarter, Jno. Turner, Thomas Bassett and Wm. Greens 
Tithables shall be added to his Precincts to assist ye said Charles 
Fleming in Clearing ye s'd Road and making Bridges when 
thereunto Required. 

Whereas, Mr. Thomas Jackson assumed to this Vestry That he 
would, with James Henderson, Enter into Bond with ye Church 
Wardens to Keep ye Parish Endemnified and Clear from all 
manner of Charge which may accrue by Reason of James Hen- 
derson, JunV, Coming into St. Peter's Parish, & from this time 
forever. 

Wm. Brodie.. Jno. Scott, Tho. Butts, Jno. Parke, Rich'd Allin, 
Wm. Clopton, Wm. Waddill. 

Jos. Foster, Rich'd Littlepage, Chu. Wardens. 

Registered p James Taylor, CI. Vest. 



Il8 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

At a \^estry held at James Taylor's Dwelling House for St. 
Peter's Parish, April ye 27th, 1715. 

Present : 

Mr. Wm. Brodie, Min'r; Col. Jos. Foster, Ch. Warden; Capt. 
Jno. Scott, Capt. Jno. Foster, Mr. Rich'd AUin, Mr. Wm. Clop- 
ton, Mr. Wm. Waddill. 

Ordered that Capt. Rich'd Littlepage Continue Church warden 
for ye ensuing year and Capt. Jno. Scott is Appointed Church 
w^arden in stead of Coll. Jos. Foster for ye next ensuing year. 

Ordered that Jno. Hitchcock Take Wm. Gardiner into his 
Care from this Day And to find him in Sufficient Diet for ye en- 
suing year, for which this Vestry doth agree w'th ye S'd Hitch- 
cock to pay him six hundred pounds of Tobacco, Provided James 
Sanders will not keep him for ye same. 

Ordered that Jno. Guilam shall Keep Rich'd Collam for five 
hundred pounds of Tobacco one year, Provided Sell. Walker will 
not keep him for ye same. 

William Vaughn appeared at this Vestry and agreed to Keep 
Rich'd Harvey one year for four hundred & fifty pounds of To- 
bacco. Provided Jno. Helton will not keep him for ye same. 

Richard Brobker appeared at this Vestry and Agreed to Keep 
Mary Design for one year for Three hundred pounds of Tob'co, 
Provided Mrs. Alford do not Keep her for ye same. 

Wm. Brodie, Jas. Foster, Jno. Foster, Wm. Clopton, Rich'd 
Allin, Wm. Waddill. 

Jno. Scott, Ch. Warden. 

Registered p James Taylor, CI. Vest. 



At a Vestry held at ye Gleeb house for St. Peter's Parish No^ 
vember ye 21st, 171 5. 

Present : 

Mr. Wm. Brodie, Min'r ; Coll. Jos. Foster, Mr. Geo. Poindex — 
ter, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Rich'd Allin, Mr^ 
Tho. Massie, Mr. Wm. Waddill. 

Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. Jno. Scott, Ch. Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. L Tob'co. 

To Mr. Wm. Brodie, Min'r, for 12 Mon. and Cask 16720 

To James Taylor, Read'r and Clark for 12 Mon 01872 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. IIQ 

To Jno. Helton, Sexton, &c 00894 

To Sett. Walker for keeping Richard Collam 00496 J<2 

To Tho. Martin for keeping Alex'r Johnson's Child 001 00 

To Mr. Tho. Butt's Acct. Allowed 01093 

To Capt. Jno. Scott's Acct. Allowed 01795 

To Jno. Helton's part of his 2 acct 00285 

To Tho. Winfield's act 00160 

To Mr. Jno. Thornton, part of his acct. for 2 years 00120 

To Richard Brook's acct 00050 

To Tho. Jackson allowed 00300 

To Mrs. Alford for keeping Mary Design 00688 

To Jno. Helton for Keeping Richard Harvey 00700 

To James Smith for Keeping Elis. Osling 00725 

To Capt. Littlepage's acct 00475 

To Edward Osling part of his acct 00292 

To Jno. Guilam for Keeping Elis. Johnson's Child 00250 

To James Sanders for Keeping Wm. Gardners to this day 00731 

To James Taylor's acct 00322 

To Wm. Clopton, Jun'r, Acct. Allowed 00539 

To Coll. Foster, Acct. 4 Delinqu't Step. Crump * Ld. . . 00368 

To Cha. Waddill for Wm. Timpson 00072 

To ye Church Wardens for 4 days Settling at 200, &c . . . . 00800 

To Mr. Brodie, &c. . . .' 00200 

To Wm. Jackson for Keeping A B Child 3 weeks 00075 

301221^ 

P Cont. Cr. 

p 584 Tythables at 51 lb. tobo. p poll 29784 

p A fraction to pay ye Ch. Wardens next year 00338 V2 

30122I/2 

At a Vestry held at James Taylor's house for St. Peter's Par- 
ish, November ye i8th, 171 7. 

Present : 

Coll. Jos. Foster, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Rich'd Allin, Mr. Jno. 
Parke, Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. Tho. Massie, Mr. 
Wm. Waddill. 

Capt. John Scott, Church Warden. 



I20 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. L Tobo. 

To Mr. Wm. Brodie for 12 months, Conveniency to Do. . 16960 

To James Taylor for 12 mon. Conveniency to Do. 108. . . 1908 
To John Helton for all offices & Keeping Harvey t year, 

500 1400 

To Tho. Winkfield for Keeping Geo. Ross 210 

To Mr. G. Lightfoot for Keeping Wm. Gardner 770 

To Mr. Wm. Waddill for Keeping Collam 117 

To James Smith for Keeping Elisabeth Johnson 860 

To Mr. Thornton's acct 060 

To Mr. Rich'd Allin for Keeping Mary Holt 10 mon 300 

To Tho. Moore for making ye Parishioners, &c 050 

To Tho. Jackson for Clerk's fees, &c 210 

To Jos. Boughon for Expences when marking ye parsture 50 

To Mr. John Parker for Keeping Wm. Mallett 400 

To Capt. Scott's Account, 136 — ^James Taylor's acct., 250 386 

To Mr. Geo. Poindexter's acct. allowed 337 

To Tho. Winkfield for Geo. Ross funerall, &c 150 

To Jno. Alford for Mary Design, &c 300 

To Jno. Alford for Carrying away Robb. Barber 601 

To Rich'd Brookes for Keeping Jery White 245 

To Edw'd Ossling for Keeping Do 225 

To Samuel Ossling for i Barrell Corn 125 

To Mr. Wm. Clopton, Jun'r, allowed 204- 

To Sam'el Bugg for Keeping Edm'd Bedford 45 days. 

Coll. Foster's Ball. 60 360 

To Anne Major for Keeping Jno. Cooke's child 170^- 

To Wm. Waddill for burying Collam, &c., Capt. Little- 
page's acct. allowed, 645 915, 

To Mr. Tho. Butts Levy V p Clear at 97 ct., Ditto for Jno. 

Fennell's 2 Levy, 194 5825=^ 

To Ditto for Wm. Green 2 Levy, 194, Capt. Scott for 

Upshear, 53 , 247^^ 

To Sallary of 28141 lb. of Tobo. at 5 p cent 1407 — ' 

To Ballance from ye Collector next year 153^ 

29701 
P. Cont. Cr. 

P the Collector Ballance last year, 56; p 605 Tythablcs at 

49 lb. Tobo. p Poll 29701 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. . 121 

Wee, the Vestry of St. Peter's Parish, having this Day mett 
and find the Parish Levy amount to forty nine pounds of Tobacco 
p poll Besides a fraction of 183 lb. of Tob'co, The Collector is to 
be accountable to ye Parish next year. The which sum of 49 lb. 
of Tobo. Capt. John Scott is hereby ordered and Impowered to 
Receive from every Tythable Person in St. Peter's Parish. And 
if in Case of non-payment to make Distress according to Law. 

Lbs. Tobo.. 

John Helton for Keeping Rich'd Harvey 12 months 500 

James * for Keep Elisabeth Johnson 12 mon., 550; Edw'd 

Ossling Keep Jeremiah White 12 mos 1000 

Sam'el Bugg Keep Edm'd Bedford 12 mon 900 

Capt. Scott to sallavate Lydiate Parker & Discharge her 

from the Parish this year 1000 

John Spear Keep Jno. Cooke's Child 12 months 500 

3900 
Wm. Clopton, Tho. Massie, Wm. Waddill, Jos. Foster, Wni. 
Bassett, Jno. Parke, Rich'd Allin, Tho. Butts. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish at the Brick Church ye 
nth Day of June, 17 18. 

Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Jno. Parke, Mr. 
Rich'd Allin, Mr. Wm. Waddill. 

Capt. John Scott, Mr. George Poindexter, Chu. Wardens. 

Mr. Richard Allin and Mr. Wm. Clopton are Elected and 
Chosen Church Wardens Instead of Capt. John Scott and Mr. 
George Poindexter. 

Mr. Ebenezer Adams is Elected a Vestryman instead of Capt. 
Rich'd Littlepage, Dec'd, And the Clerk is Ordered to Give him 
Notice, That 'he may appear at the Next Vestry To take the 
oaths of a Vestryman Enjoyned by Law, And allso to Sign the 
Test, &c. 

Ordered, That the Church Wardens are Impowered to Repair 
ye Church Pales ; And also to Repair the Church Where there is 
a Necessity, &c. 

George Poindexter, Will Bassett, John Scott, Wm. Waddill, 
John Parke. 

Rich'd A. Allin, Wm. Clopton, Church Wardens. 

Registered p James Taylor, CI. Vest. 



122 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish at the Brick Church 
September ye 29th, 1718. 

Present : 

Mr. Wm. Brodie, Min'r; Coll. Joseph Foster, Capt. John Fos- 
ter, Capt. John Scott, Mr. John Parke, Mr. George Poindexter. 
Mr. Thomas Massie, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Ebenz. Adams 
added. 

Mr. Rich'd Allin, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Chur. Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. L Tobo. 

To Mr. Wm. Brodie, Min'r, 16000, Conv'e to Do., 960 16960 

To James Taylor, 1800 Conv'y, 108 190S 

To John Helton acct. Ditto for Rich'd Harvey 6 months 

and Burying him, & Extraordinary Trouble 1400 

To Air. Littlepage's acct, 228200 C C 28 Do. C C for 645 

lb. omitted last year 1318 

To Mr. Thomas Massie Acct. Allowed, 55 Elizabeth 

Wicker for keeping George Baizey 0605 

To Elis. Harris for Keeping Elis. Watkins to this Day. . . . 0400 
To Capt. Jno. Scott, Acct. Ballanced 1441J/2, James Smith 

for Keeping Elis. Johnson 1691 y2 

To Edw'd Ossling for Jeremy White, 6 mon., 250 Samuel 

Bug for Edm'd Bedford, i year 1 150 • 

To John Spear for Jno. Cookes i year 0500 

To Mr. Wm. Clopton for Charles Harper's funeral 420 

&c., Mrs. Thornton's acct 0480 

To Robt. Clopton for 47 feet of plank 47, Wm. Jackson's 

Acct. Allowed 0504 

To Mr. Geo. Poindexter's Ace. C. C. added 1026, Edm'd 

Moore, 15 1041 

To Sallary of 269 lbs. & 70s Tob. at 5 p ct. A fraction due 

from ye Coll. & cler. next year, 178 1525 

28482 

P Cont'a. Cr. 
p 609 Tythables at 47 pounds of Tobo. p Poll 28482 

The Parish Levy being Proportioned amount to fourty seven 
pounds of Tobacco p poll (Except a fraction due from ye Col- 
lector next year of 178 lbs. of Tobo.), The which sume of 47 lb. 
of Tobo. The Church Wardens are Ordered to Collect from 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 1 23 

Every Tythable in this Parish and pay to those persons for whom 
it is Levyd. Provided ye Church Wardens Enter into Bond with 
the Vestry as usuall. 

Capt'n John Scott Administered the Oaths of A Vestryman to 
Mr. Ebenczer Adams this Day, who also Signed the Test, Who 
is added to the Vestry. 

Ordered, that Mr. Thomas Butts and Mr. Wm. Waddill are 
Desired to Divide ye Tythables in Each of ye Lower Precincts 
Between Thomas Jackson and James Alford, Serveyre of ye 
Highways. 

Ordered that Mr. William Waddill Keep James Raymond till 
the next Vestry. 

Will Brodie, Clk. ; Jos. Foster, George Poindexter, John Fos- 
ter, John Parke, Wm; Waddill, Tho. Massie, Eben. Adams. 

Richard Allin, W. Clopton, Chu. Wardens. 

Registered p James Taylor, Clk. Vest. 

December ye 17 — 1718. 

Mem'm : This Day Elisabeth Wicker Agreed with these Gen- 
tlemen of the Vestry, viz. : 

Mr. Richard Allin, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Church Wardens, and 
Mr. Wm. Waddill and Mr. Eben. Adams to keep George Baisey 
for five hundred pounds of Tobo. one year, &c. 

Wm. Sanders to have Jno. Cooke's Child bound to him and to 
be paid four hundred pounds of Tobo. next fall. • 

Samuel Bugg to Keep Edmund Bedford Proportional to Nine 
hundred pounds of Tobacco p year, &c. 

James Smith to Keep Elisabeth Ossling Proportionable to six 
hundred pounds of Tobo. one year, &c. 

Mr. Allin Keep Mary Holt for one year at Three hundred 
pounds of Tobo. and so proportionable, &c. 

Charles Waddill to Keep James Raymond and to bring in his 
Charge at the Next Levy Laying, And this Vestry to allow him 
what is Reasonable, &c. 

Test p James Taylor, Clk. Vest. 



, At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish at ye Brick Church 
7br ye 29th, 1179. 

Present: 

Coll. Joseph Foster, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. John Parke, Capt. 



124 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

John Scott, Mr. Thomas Butts, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Eben 
Adams. 

Mr. Richard Allin, Mr. William Clopton, Chu. Wardens. 

St Peter's Parish, Dr. L Tobo. 

To Mr. Wm. Rrodie, MinV, for 12 months, Conveniency 
to Do., 960 i6q6c) 

To James Taylor for Reader, &c., for 12 mon. Conv'cy 
to Do., 108 1908 

To John Helton for 12 mon., 900 — Mr. John Thornton, 
100 1000 

To William Sanders for Keeping Jno. Cooke's Child 0400 

To Elis. Wicker for Keeping Geo. Baisey 12 mon., Ending 

ye i8th of gbo 0500 

* To James Smith for Keeping Elis. Atkinson, &c 0625 

To Mr. Rich'd Allin for Keeping Mary Holt, &c., Elisa- 
beth Clarkson, 62 036J 

To Mad'm Littlepage 518 Conv'y, 31, Cha. Waddill for 
James Raymond, 150 0699 

To Thomas Weaver for Jane Price, Walter Clopton, &c., 
275 — Elizabeth Harris, 458 0964 

To Mr. Merriwether, Conv'y added 155, Mr. Thomas Mas- 
sie acct. Do., 238 0393 

To Sam 'el Bugg for Dinah Bedford, 150, Sam'el Smith 

for Do., 150 0300 

To William Bourn for Wm. Druman 250, John Helton 30, 
James Taylor iS7J^ 0437)^ 

To Ly. in the Church Warden's hands C C 1000, C C to 
Do., 140 1140 

To Sallary of 26588^ pounds of Tobo. at 5 p ct., A frac- 
tion Due to the Parish, &c., 131 1460 

28149 

P Conta. Cr. 

p Mrs. Sarah Poindexter's Bill 500, 643 Tythables at 43 

lbs. of Tobo. p Poll 28149 

The Parish Levy being this Day Proportioned, And wee find 
the Parish Levy Do amount to 43 pounds of Tobacco for Each 
Tithable Person in St. Peter's Parish, Except a fraction Due 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 1 25 

from the Church Wardens of 131 pounds of Tobo. to be ac- 
counted for next year. The which sum of 43 pounds of Tobo. 
the Church Wardens are hereby Impowered to Receive from 
Every Tithable, And pay it to those Persons, which it is Levyed 
for : Provided the Church Wardens Enter into Bond with the 
Vestry as usuall. 

Ordered that Walter Clopton Deliver unto Mr. Rich'd AUin 
and Mr. William Clopton, Church* wardens. The Servant man's 
mare, which come out of Esex County, And that the Said Church 
wardens Detain ye s'd Mare untill Such time as ye owners of her 
make Satisfaction unto ye Parish for the Sum of Two hundred 
and Seventy five pounds of Tobacco, Which was allowed ye S'd 
Walter Clopton by the Vestry for Burying and other Charges of 
Thomas Burdenwin, or Else to pay Cash for the S'd 275 pounds 
of Tobo. at 20 Shillingfs p Hundred. 

Ordered That the Clark Draw but an Order and Publish it 
Three Several Sundays in the Church, To Give Notice to all 
Persons which Live in St. Peter's Parish, That they shall not 
entertain any person that is a Jobber or a Traviler in his or her 
house above Eight and fourty hours without giving notice 
thereof, unto the Church Wardens upon pain of Inflicting Such 
Penalties as the Law injoyns against Such Persons, &c., as shall 
Entertain any such. 

Whereas, Mr. Eben. Adams has Applyed himself to this Ves- 
try, &c., that his Gang which is allowed him in his precinct is too 
small, that they are not able to clear the Roads and Repair the 
Bridges in his precincts. It is ordered that Thomas Massie and 
William Massie, Tithables, shall be added to his former Gang. 

Ordered that ye Widow Amos is to go along with Mr. Thomas 
Massie and he to provide some person to take Care of her for the 
Ensuing year, and to allow them 300 pounds of Tobacco ye year. 

Ordered that Madam Littlepage's Tithables at Touze hill be 
added to Stephen Mitchell's Precinct, to Clear the Roads and 
Repair the Bridges when thereunto Called by the S'd Stephen 
Mitchell, Serveyer. 

Whereas, Capt. John Scott has made an offer To take all the 
Poor People of this Parish : It is ordered That he shall Receive 
all the poor people which shall be sent him by the Church War- 
dens, And to provide for them all such Necessaries as Shall be 



126 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

Convenient (Except Apparrell) As the Church Wardens and he 
can agree. 

Ordered that the Clerk give Notice that there will be A Vestry 
held at this Church on the i8th Day of November next, And that 
there is a Brick Wall to be made Round the said Brick Church. 
Therefore all Persons that are minded to undertake the said 
work are Desired to appear at the s*d Vestry. 

Jos. Foster, John Scott, Will Bassett, Wm. Waddill, Tho. Mas- 
sie, John Parke, Eben Adams, Tho. Butts. 

Richard A. Allin, William Clopton, Church Wardens. 

Registered p James Taylor, Clk. Vest. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish at the House of James 
Taylor, November ye i8th, 17 19. 

Mr. Wm. Brodie, MinV; Mr. Richard Allin, Mr. Willian 
Clopton, Chii. Wardens ; Coll. Joseph Foster, Mr. George Poin- 
dexter, Mr. John Parke, Mr. William Waddill, Mr. Tho. Massie, 
Mr. EbenV Adams. 

Elisabeth Wicker hath this Day Agreed with this Vestry to 
keep George Baisy to the i8th Day of November next for four 
hundred and fifty pounds of Tobacco. 

James Smith have this Day Agreed with this Vestry to Keep 
Edward Bedford and Elisabeth Johnson for the ensuing year, 
And to be paid for Each of them six hundred pounds of Sweet 
Scented Tobacco, and if in case of Mortality to be paid in Pro- 
portion. 

Jarvis Austin, At his Motion to this Vestry, is appointed Sex- 
ton of this Parish instead of John Helton, and to be Paid five 
hundred Pounds of Tobacco pV Annum for all Officers belong- 
ing to the Church. And Likewise he is to be allowed half a 
Crown for Digging of a Grave, &c.. And John Helton is ordered 
to Deliver him the Key of the Church. Capt. John Foster added. 

Whereas There is a Brick wall to be Built about the Brick 
Church, whose Dimentions are as followeth, Viz. : One hundred 
feet square, To be fourteen Inches thick, four feet & a half above 
Ground, And four feet and half high in the Lowest Place, all 
Ivcvell, And the Bricks Laid upon a Good foundation with a 
handsom Coopin Brick upon the Top And Genteely Rompt at 
each side of the Gates. The Bricks to be according to the Statute 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 1 27 

something Less than Nine Inches in Length, two Wide Handsom 
Gates made after the form of Iron Gates w'th Handsom Square 
Peares (or Posts) for the Gates, with a hollow Spire, a Top and 
Good Hinges for the two Gates, with Hasps, Bolts and Locks as 
Good as can be got and in fashion, and to allow i6 bushels of 
Lime to a Thousand Bricks. The s'd wall to be in all Respects 
as well Done as the Capitol wall in Williamsburgh. And the 
Church to be repaired with Shingles wherever there is any want- 
ing, And to Lay two Course of Shingles on each side to enclose 
the Rough, And to make a pair of New Doors and Door Cases 
at the West End of the Church. 

James Skilton appeared at this Vestry and Agreed with the 
s'd Vestry to Build the within mentioned Brick wall according 
to the within Dementions. And to Do the other work mentioned 
in Repairing the Church, &c., for which Brick woll & other work 
The Vestry Doe agree to pay unto ye s'd James Skelton at the 
next fall Twenty Six Thousand pounds of Sweet Scented To- 
bacco, and Cask, Provided the s'd James Skilton Enter into Bond 
with Security with the Church warden for the true Performance 
of the above agreement & that the S'd Brick Wall and other work 
may be finished by the Last day of August next. 

Whereas, Madam Francis Littlepage hath out of her Gen- 
erous Inclination offered to this Parish a Bell, Wee the s'd Ves- 
try, in behalf of ye Parish Doe Desire the Reverend Mr. William 
Brodie to Return her Thanks for her kind and Generous offer. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's parish at ye Brick Church 
April 29th, 1720. 

Present : 

Coll. Foster, Maj'r Scott, Mr. Massie, Wm. Waddill Mr. Poin- 
dexter, Mr. Adams, Capt. Foster, Mr. Allen, Mr. Park, Mr. 
Clopton. Mr. Tho. Sharp, Min'r. 

Whereas, this parish of St. Peter's being destitute of a minis- 
ter by ye Death of ye Late Rev'd Mr. Wm. Brodie, Deceased, & 
Mr. Thomas Sharp (now minister) of St. Paul's parish has of- 
fered himself to Supply ye Said parish of St. Peter's (as minis- 
ter) in ye room of ye late Rev'd Mr. Wm. Brodie. We ye Church 
wardens & vestry of this parish are willing to accept & Enter- 
tain ye Said Mr. Thomas Sharp to preach on Every other Friday 



128 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 

for 3 months & to be paid in proportion for that time and after- 
wards to Continue Entirely our minister & to be paid yearly as 
ye Law directs. 

Registered p Cha. Gore, Clk. V. 



At a Vestry held at ye Glebe house on Monday ye iith day 
of July for ye Parish of St. Peter's, in ye County of New Kent. 

Present: 

Maj'r Scott, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Rich'd Allen, Capt. 
Massie, Mr. Wm. Waddill. 

Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. EbenV Adams, Church wardens. 

Ordered, that Mr. Geo. Poindexter do put 2 Substantial posts 
on each side of ye Cellar door of ye Glebe house, and to make 
a new door on ye outside flush with a Shed over it, which is to 
be Shingled, also to find a bolt for ye Inside of ye Cellar Door 
and a new Lock for one of ye doors of ye house, and to nail 
Clap boards on ye windows round about ye house, and to be paid 
for ye same three hundred pounds of Tobacco. 

Regis'd p Cha* Gore, Clk. V. 



At a Vestry held at St. Peter's Church, in New Kent County, 
OctoV ye 20th, 1720. 

Present : 

Maj. Scott, Capt. Tho. ATassie, Mr. Jno. Parke, Mr. George 
Poindexter, Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Rich'd Allen. 

Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. Eben'r Adams, Church wardens. 

Mr. Bromscale agr'd with this vestry Septem'r 29 to preach 
on every other Wednesday & to be paid for every sermon at ye 
usual rate of Kxxx) lb. of Tobo p an'm. 

Order'd yt Edw'd Moore be allowed 400 lb. of Tobacco p ann. 
for keeping Wm. Drummond. 

Order'd yt John Hilton be allow'd 400 lb. of Tobacco p ann. 

Order'd yt Benj. Wicker be allow'd 350 lb. of Tobacco p ann. 
for keeping Geo. Baisey. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To Mr. Wm. Brodie, Minist'r for 6 months & 16 days, 

Conveniency to Ditto, 516 01 16 

To James Taylor for 4 months, Conveniency to Do. 36. . 636 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 1 29 

To MajV Thornton, Clk fees, 184, Ed. Moore on acct. 

Sarah Poindexter 234 

To Ind. Doran on acct. Ditto 40, ye Exec. Tho. Sharpe, 

Conveniency to Ditto 2160 

To Cha. Gore for 8 months, Conveniency to Do., J2 Rich'd 

Crump, 100 Wm. Clopton, 73 1445 

To Tho. Weaver for Serving a War't, io ; James Smith for 

keeping Ed. Bedford & Eliz. Johnson & Charges in 

making Clothes 1 145 

To Benj. Wicker for keeping Geo. Baisey 392, Mad'm 

Littlepage's acct. for ye Church use 365 757 

To Jarvis Austin, Ditto for Cleaning ye Church yard 50. . 520 
To Mr. Skelton for building ye Church wall & Cask .... 26580 
To Eliz. Weaver on ace. of Sarah PoindexV, Ed. Moore 

for Sumoning Eliz. Weaver, 10 » . . . . 189 

To Tho. Moore for ye burial of Jam'e Durfey 150, Ditto 

for piloting & procession'g ye p'sh Line 50 200 

To Mr. Poindexter for repairing ye Glebe house 300, Sal- 

lary of 43282 lbs. of Tobo at 5 p ct 2164 

45446 

The Parish Levy being this day proportioned we find yt it 
amounts to 45446 lbs. Tobacco, being 76 of Tobacco p poll f ■ 
593 tithable persons in St. Peter's parish, besides a fraction of 
163 lb. Tobo., which ye Collector is accomptable for which Said 
Quantity of Tobo. ye Church wardens are hereby Impower'd 
to Receive from every tithable person & to pay it to those persons 
for whom it is Levy'd, provided the Church Wardens enter into 
bond with ye Vestry as usual. 

Registered p Charles Gore, Clk. Vest. 

Contra. Cr. lb Tobo. 

P 593 Tithables at 76 lb. of Tobacco p poll, with a fraction of 

163 lb. Due from the Collector 45446 



At a Vestry held at St. Peter's Church, in New Kent, May ye 

loth, 1721. 

Present : 

Mr. Zacharias Brooke, Minis'r; Coll. Foster, MajV Jno. Scott, 



130 VESTR\ BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

Capt. Tho. Massie, Mr. Rich'd Allen, Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Geo. 
Poindexter, Mr. Jno. Parke, Mr. Jno. Foster, Mr. Wm. Clop- 
ton, Sen'r. 

Mr. Ebenezer Adams, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Church wardens. 

Whereas ye Rever'd Mr. Zacharias Brooke has. offer 'd himself 
to supply this parish as Minister, we ye Church wardens & vestry, 
in behalf of ourselves & ye parish with ye Houn'ble ye Gover- 
nour's approbation are willing to accept & Entertain ye S'd Rev- 
erend Mr. Brooke, as our Minister & do agree to pay him ye 
yearly Sallary as ye law directs. 

Ordered yt Mr. Wm. Waddill be Church warden in ye roont 
of Mr. Wm. Clopton, SenV. 

Order'd yt ye Widdow Morris be allow'd after ye rate of SiK 
hundred pounds of Tobacco p ann: for keeping of Rebecca Spur- 
lock. Recorded p Chas. Gore, Clk. Vest. 

June loth, 1721. 

Ordered yt Ed. Nash be allowed 500 lbs. Tobo. to keep Fran- 
cis Ellis * till ye age of eighteen years. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's, at St. Peter's Church, Sep- 
tember ye 29th, 1 72 1. 

Present : 

MajV Scott, Capt. Massie, Rich'd Allen, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, 
Mr. Wm. Waddill, Sen'r. 

Mr. Ebenez'r Adams, ^Ir. Will'm Waddill, Church wardens. 
St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To Mr. Bromscale for 4 Sermons, Conveniency to Ditto, 

2S8>< 457oy2 

To Mr. Brooke for 6 months, it being due Novem'r 10 

next, C to Ditto 8480 

To Charles Gore for 12 months & C to Ditto 1908 

To Jarvis Austin, Sexton, for 12 months, 500; Mr. Rich'd 

Allen for keeping a bastard child till of age 1600 

To Ed. Nash for keeping a parish Child till its 18 yrs old 500 
To M'aj. Jno. Thornton's acct. 458; James Smith for keep- 
ing Ed. Bedford & Eliz. Johnson 1658 

To Ed. Moore for keeping Wm. Drummond, 400; Ditto 

for a Delinq't of ye Widdow Jackson, 76^^ 476j^ 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. I3I 

To Ditto for Quit rents for ye Glebe Land, 1720 & 1 721, 

'J 2 ; Benj. Wicker for keeping Geo. Baisey 467 

To Jno. Hilton to be pM to ye Church wardens, 400; 

Richard Crump for work, 100 & 300 ft. of inch plank 950 
To Madam Field for keeping ye Widdow Amess 9 mon. . . 300 
To ye Widow Morriss for keeping Rebecca Spurlock, 

280; Mr. Mems for keeping a child of from ye parish 780 
To Mr. Wm. Clopton, Sen'r, his ballance, 90; Mr. Wm. 

Waddill, Sen'r, for tarring ye Church & wall 590 

To Tobacco lying in ye Church warden's hands, 700 ; 

Capt. Massie for Sendiilg ye widow Amiss to Dover. . 800 
To James Alfor d for an Overlist, 76 ; Wm. Waddill, Jun'r, 

for going to Mr. Bromscale loi 

To Madam Littlepage's Acct., 1568; To Sallary of 23903 

lbs. Tobacco at 5 p cent 2764 

259453^ 

p Fines due to ye parish 736 

p 655 Tithables at 38 J4 lb. p poll, 25209^4 25209)/$ 



The Parish levy being this day proportioned, we find it to be 
38 lbs. of Tobo. p poll for each tithable person in this parish, 
there being 655 which said Tobacco ye Church wardens are 
hereby Impower'd to receive from every tithable person & to pay 
it to those for whom it is levyed, provided ye Church wardens 
enter into bond with ye vestry as usual. 

Ordered yt Jno. Guillam be allowed 800 lbs. Tobacco for keep- 
ing Eliz. Johnson i year. 

Ordered yt Samuel Bugg be allowed 700 lb. Tobo. for keeping 
Edw'd Bedford one year. 

Ordered yt Wm. Waddill, Jun'r, be allowed 450 lb. Tobacco 
for keeping George Baisey one year. 

Ordered yt Mr. Meux be allowed 500 lb. Tobacco for keeping 
a bastard child & taking it of ye parish, which said Tobacco was 
levy'd for him in the last levy. 

Ordered yt Mr. Sherw'd Lightfoot be allowed 500 lbs. To- 
bacco for keeping a Molatta Child & taking it of ye parish. 



132 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

Ordered yt Cha. Gore be clerk of ye church & vestry for ye 
ensuing year & to be paid as usual. 

Ordered yt Jarvis Austin be Sexton for the ensuing year & 
to be paid as usual. 



At a Vestry held at the Parish Church of St. Peter's, in the 
County of New Kent, on Wednesday the loth of Jan'ey, 172 1-2. 

Order'd that Charles Xoden be Clerk of the Church and Ves- 
try and to be paid as Usual and Entered the loth Day of Dec'r. 

Ordered by the Church Wardens and Vestry of the parish of 
St. Peter's that they, with the Consent of the Governour, do re- 
ceive Mr. Francis Fontaine as Minister of the aforesaid parish. 

Eben. Adams, Wm. Waddill, Jo. Foster, George Poindexter, 
John Parke, Thos. Massie, Rich'd A. Allen, Wm. Clopton. 



At a Vestry held at Major Scott's on Friday the 26th of Jan'ey, 
1721-2. 

Ordered that the Clerk do give Notice to Capt. Charles Lewis 
to attend at the next Vestry in Order to take the usual Oath, 
Being Elected in the Room of Capt'n Foster. 

Ordered that there be Notice given that there will be a Ves- 
try on Thursday ye 15th of FebVy, 172 1-2, at the Brick Church 
where those persons that are willing to Undertake to build a Sub- 
stantial Bellfry at the West End of the Church are desired to 
appear and make their proposals to the said Vestry and if at that 
time, there be not a sufficient Vestry, It is Ordered yt ye Church 
Wardens be Impowered to agree w'th the said Workmen. Or- 
dered that the Rev'd Mr. Forbess have 1000 lb. of Tobacco for 
the two Sermons that He has preach'd at the Parish Church of 
St. Peter's. 

Ordered that the Church Wardens and Vestry do in the Be- 
half of the parish ac. * the Rev'd Mr. Forbess if he should come 
to preach any more that * willing to Entertain him his Voice be- 
ing so Low that the * * people cannot Edifie. 

John Scott, George Poindexter, Wm. Clopton, Rich'd Allen, 
John Parke. 

Ordered that * * * feet have 800 lb. of Tobacco for keeping 
a Molatto child of ye parish. 



At a Vestry held at the Brick Church in St. Peter's Parish 
June * 1 72 1 -2.. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 1 33 

Ordered that Mr. Jno. Parke be Church Warden in the Room 
of Mr. Adams being present. 

Wm. Waddill, Jno. Parke, Chu. Wardens. 

Jo. Forster, Ebenezer Adams, John Scott, Wm. Clopton, Rich- 
ard Allen. 



At a Vestry held at the Parish Church of St. Peter's on the 
Second day of September, 1722. 

Whereas the Reverend Mr. Henry Collings has offered him- 
self to Supply this parish as Minister, We the Church War- 
dens and Vestry, in behalf of ourselves and the parish, with the 
Hon'ble the Governour's Approbation are willing to accept & 
entertain the said Reverend Mr. Henry Collings as our Minister, 
and do. agree to pay him the yearly Sallary as the Law directs. 

John Scott, Tho. Massie, Rich'd Allen, Eben. Adams, Wm. 
Waddill. 

Wm. Waddill, John Parke, Church Wardens. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's parish on Saturday the 29th 
of Sep'tr, 1722. 

Ordered that Marg't Guillam have 600 lb. of Tobacco for keep- 
ing Rebecca Spurlock. 

Ordered that Eliz. Scrug8:s have 600 lb. of Tobacco for keep- 
ing Mary Amoss. 

Ordered that Edward Oslin have 350 lb. of Tobacco for keep- 
ing George Baizey. 

Ordered that Jno. Guillam have 800 lb. of Tobo. for keeping 
Eliz. Johnson. 

Ordered that Thos. Howie have 700 lbs. of Tobo. for keeping 
Edmund Bedford. 

Ordered that Mr. Edward Moore have 400 lbs. of Tobo. for 
keeping Wm. Drummond. 

Ordered that Capt. Wm. Macon be Chosen Vestryman in the 
Room of Mr. Wm. Bassett, who desires to be Excused & that he 
appear to take the Oath at the next Vestry. 

Ordered that Charles Noden be Continued Clerk for the year 
following, and be paid as usual. 

Ordered that Mr. Edward Moore Collect the Tobo. due to the 
Parish and that he pay the ^twV Creditors to whom it is As- 



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134 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

sigfned and Enter into Bond and Security for the performance 
of the Same. 

Ordered that Jarvis Austin be Continued Sexton & to be paid 
as Usual. 

Test Pret't by Eben. Adams. Hen. Collings, Wm. Clopton, 
Tho. Massie, John Scott, Rich'd Allen. 

Bro't from ye Other Side* » 24437 

To Madam Littlepage, 444 ; To Rob't Cade for making a 

Coffin for Johannah Johnson & Day*s Attendance.... 569 
To ]\Ir. Thos. Weaver for serving a warr't Mr. Wm. 

Waddill, 584 1198 

To Mr. Wm. Clopton, Jiin'rs, acct., 543 ; For the widow 

Taylor for 2 Delinqu'ts in 1720 696 

To Mr. Wm. Waddill for keeping George Baisey & for 

Hanging ye Bell 2460 

To Sallary of 29360 at 5 p cent 1420 

30780 

The Parish Levy being this day proportioned, we find it to be 
46 lb. of Tobo. p poll for Each Tithable person in this parish, 
there being 670 Tithables besides a fraction of Tobo. due to ye 
Collector from the parish w'th Said quantity of Tobo., Mr. 
Edward Moore is hereby Impowered <o receive from every Tith- 
able person & to pay it to those persons for whom it is Levyed, 
provided that He enter into a Bond with the Vestry as usual. 

Whereas the Church wardens of this parish have begun to 
erect a Bellfry at the Church, It is ordered that 3 lbs. of Tobo. 
p poll be Levyed for the defraying the Charge thereof & that 
the said Tobo. do Lye in the hands of the Collector till the said 
Bellfry be finished if the Bell be hung Workmanlike. 

At a Vestry held at Mr. Taylor's, in St. Peter's Parish, in New 
Kent County, on iMonday the 19th of November, 1722. 

A kitchen at the Glebe to be built by John Johnson & John 
Careless 20 feet long & 16 foot wide, the Chimney 5 foot out 
and Ten in the width of the House, Closett 6 and 5, 7J^ foot 
pitch, and a 14 foot Rafter above the Jett of the Joyce, 9 inch 
Joyce and Rafter Loft laid with Clapboards for the building of 
which House the Vestry above agreed to pay the said Workmen 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 1 35 

the Just and full Summ of One Thousand pounds of Tobo., with 
Conveniency as usual, & all Nails found them. 

Ordered that Mr. Thos. Pinchback and wardens are Impow- 
. ered and desired to come and view the Bellfry and to make a 
true and Just report of the Value of the whole work, and that 
Next Saturday be the appointed day & if they can not agree they 
are Impowered and desired to pitch upon a Third and that the 
Vestry do allow them for their Trouble and that neither Church 
Wardens nor Vestry are to have any Conference with them. 

Ordered that Jarvis Austin have an addition of 200 lbs. of 
Tobo. p ann. to his Sallary for his Trouble in Ringing- the Bell. 

Ordered that Capt. Thos. Massie have 200 lbs. of Tobo. for 
finding Nails for building the Kitchen at the Glebe. 

Test: Henry Collins, George Poindexter, Thos. Massie, Eben. 
Adams. The Mark of I, Richard Allen. 

Wm. Waddill, John Parke, Church Wardens. 



At a Vestry held at Mrs. Taylor's, in New Kent County, on 
Thursday, Dec'r ye 20th, 1722. 

Ordered that Mr. Sherwood Lightfoot have 500 lbs. of Tobo. 
for keeping a Molatto Child of the parish ; In Consideration of 
which Mr. Sherwood Lightfoot for his part doth promise never 
to bring any claim of the like Nature for the future nor Any One 
else for him. 

Ordered that Mary Epperson have 1000 lbs. of Tobo. for keep- 
ing Susannah Henderson, Daughter of Thos. Henderson, of the 
parish. 

Ordered that Mr. John Dodd and Mr. Stephen Moore, by the 
Joynt Consent of the Vestry and Church Wardens are Impow- 
ered and desired to come and view the Bellfry and to make a 
True and Just report of the value of the whole Work, and that 
the time appointed be on or before the Saturday the 29th day 
of this present DecV, and if they cannot agree they are Impow- 
ered and desired to Pitch upon a Third person, and that the Ves- 
try do allow them for their Trouble and that neither Church 
Wardens nor Vestry are to have any Conference with them. 

Test: Hen. Collings, Thos. Butts, Eben. Adams, Charles 
Lewis, John Scott. (The mark of A) Richard Allen. WilFm 
Waddill, John Parke, Chu. Wardens. 



136 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

At a Vestry held for the parish of St. Peter's on Tuesday, the 
30th day of July, 1722. 

Ordered that Mr. Tho. Butts be Church warden for the year 
ensuing in the Room of Mr. Wm. Waddill. 

Mr. Wm. Macon and Mr. Walter Clopton having first taken 
the oaths according to Law were appointed Vestrymen of the 
s'd parish, having taken the oaths in that Case appointed. 

Ordered that Eliza Taylor do provide a person to officiate as 
Sexton to ye parish, to be paid as usual for the same. 

Ordered that Robt. Walton be chosen Reader of ye s'd parish 
in the Stead of Charles Noden, provided he becomes an Inhabi- 
tant of the s'd parish on or before ye last day of December next 
and Clerk of the s'd Vestry. 

Ordered that the Clerk of the Vestry do draw & issue the 
Severall orders for processioning Land to ye persons Nomi- 
nated by the Vestry. 

Ordered that the Tithables belonging to Mad'm Littlepage 
at Tong Hill be removed from Setph. Mitchell's Gang & added to 
Evan R.agland's. 

Ordered that Richard Brooke's, Eliza Taylor's, Mary Jack- 
son's, Wm. Burk's, Jno. Ross's, Sam'l Bugg's, & Charles 
Smith's Tithables do Clear the Roads whereof Jno. Jackson is 
overseer. 

Ordered that Henry Scruggs, Sen'r, & his Tithables be added 
to Mr. Adams' precincts for clearing the highway. 

Test: Hen. Colling, John Scott, Tho. Massie, Rich'd Allen, 
Wm. Clopton, Eben'r Adams, Wm. Macon, Wm. Waddill, Will 
Clopton. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish Sep'r 30th, 1723. 

Mr. Henry Collings, Min'r; Maj'r John Scott, Mr. George 
Poindexter, Mr. Tho. Massie, Mr. Eben Adams, Mr. Wm. Ma- 
con, Wm. Clopton, Wm. Waddell, Walter Clopton. Mt. Jno. 
Parke, Mr. Tho. Butts, Ch. Wardens. 

To St. Peter's Parish, Dr. L. Tobo. 

To Mr. Henry Collings, with 7 mons. Conv. added 10176 

To Cha. Noden, Clk. 9 mon. & Conv. added, 1431 ; Robt. 
Walton Clk, 2 mons. Conv. added ^749 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 1 37 

To Mr. Thorp & Conv. added, 159; Jervas Austin, Sex- 
ton 2 mons., 175 334 

13259 
To Eliz. Taylor, Sexton, 9 mon. & other Charges, 645 ; 

Mad'm Littlepage, 1 194 1839 

To Mr. Merriwether's Acct. C. C. added, 478 ; Capt. Mas- 

sie's own acct. & Mary Aperson's 1265 

To Mr. Ed. Moore acct., Mr. Sher'd Lightfoot for keeping 

a child ! 1358 

To Jno. Gilliam for keeping Eliz. Jnoson, 815 ; Tho. Howl 

for keeping Edm'd Bedford 15 15 

To Jno. Johnson & * * To be p'd Cap. Massie, 1060 ; Mr. 

Jno. Parke * Glebe kitchen 1260 

To Ed. Ossling for * * 2 mon. & Burial, Mr. Geo. Poin- 

dexter, 734 ; * Maj. Thornton, 40 960 

To Ste. Moone, Eliz. Scruggs, * Marg't Gilliam * Mr. 

Wm. Waddill * * 2991 

To Han. Waddill on * 100 ; Jno. Dodd * 25 ; Robt. Cade 

* 25 ; Mary Apperson * 384 534 

To Sallary on * 1199; Due to ye parish * * 204 1403 

25384 

Pr Contra. 
By 668 Tythables at 38 lb. Tobo. p poll is 25384 



The Parish Levy being proportioned, we find it amounts to ye 
sum of 38 lbs. of Tobo. p poll for each Tythable person, Except 
a fraction of 204 lbs. Tobo. Due to ye parish from ye Collect'r, 
w'ch S'd Sum of Tobo. the Ch. Wardens are Impowered to re- 
ceive from Every Tythable person & to pay it to those to whom 
it is Levyed, provided they enter into bond as usual. 

Ordered that Mary Bourn Do Keep Mary Amoss and be al^ 
lowed for ye same 600 lb. Tobo. pr annum. 

Thos. Roper Came to this Vestry & offered 2 Children to ye 
Vestry, which his Serv't woman brought & he Agreed to take 
them himself upon other people's offering to take them. 

Ordered that Sam'll Bugg be allowed 650 lb. Tobo. pr. annum 
for keeping Ed. Bedford. 



138 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

Ordered that Wm. Perkins be allowed 650 lb. Tobo. p annum 
for Keeping Eliz. Johnson. 

Ordered that if Tobo. w'ch is Levy'd for Mary Apperson be 
not p'd untill Robt. Cade appear Security to ye Child off of the 
parish w'ch Mary Epperson Keeps. 

Mr. Adams Informed this \^estry yt Mr. Jno. Doran has 20 
shill Lying in his hands Due to this parish & 5 still in ye hands 
of Mr. Jno. Fleming, It is ordered yt ye Church wardens Do 
receive ye Same. 

Ordered that ye ' Rev'd "Sir. Henry CoUings be Continued 
minV of this parish. 

Ordered that Robt. Walton be Continued Clk of ye Church & 
Vestry. 

Ordered Tho. Sanderson be Sexton of this parish & to be paid 
700 lbs Tobo. p annum for all services. 

Registered p Robert Walton, Clk. Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish, April ye 7th, 17:^4. 

Ordered that Mr. Charles Lewis be Church Warden in the 
Room & Stead of Mr. John Parke this present & ensuing year. 

Alice Matthews came to this vestry & offered to keep herself 
off from being a parish Charge Eighteen months w'th what 
Living she has. Ordered that if she doth not give Security by the 
20th Day of this month the Church Wardens are to take her & 
wh't Estate she has into their hands. 

Ordered yt the Goods of Thos. Ashcraft be valued by Capt. 
Massie & George Wilkinson & yt Thos. Martin take them as they 
are valued (if he thinks fitt). 

Test: Henry Collings, Minister: Thos. Massie, Will'm Ma- 
con, Wm. Clopton, Rich'd Allen, Wm. Waddill, WaltV Clopton. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's parish June 13th, 1724. 

Whereas, by an act of Assembly intituled an act for ye more 
Effectual Emproving the Staple of Tobo. & for ye Better Dis- 
covery of frauds therein which said Act directs the Vestry of 
every parish in this Dominion before ye last day of June yearly 
to lay their respective parishes into precincts and to appoint 
Two persons in each precinct to Examine & Enquire of ye names 
& members of all persons alowed to tend Tobacco & ye crops of 
ye severall planters within their precincts & ye number of plants 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. I39 

Growing on any & Every plantation & plantations within ye 
same. 

In Obedience to the said Act this Vestry hath proceeded this 
day to lay out this parish into precincts & to appoint Two per- 
sons in each precinct to view & number according to the direc- 
tions of the Said Act of Assembly, whose names & ye precincts 
are as followeth : 

Mt. Charles Massie & Mr. Walter Clopton are appointed to 
view & number Tob'co plants according to law: from ye long 
bridge upon Chickehominy Swamp along ye main Road by Mr. 
Adams' to ye" Burnt mill & so Down black creek to the mouth 
thereof & to ye extent of ye parish upward. 

Mr. Robt. Clopton & Mr. David Pettison are appointed to 
View & Number Tobo. plants as afores'd from Mr. Wm. 
Thomas's Store along ye main road by Coll. Scott & so to Alex'r 
pattison's the full Bredth of- the parish to Black Creek. 

Mr. Wm. Waddill & Mr. John Otey are appointed to View & 
Number as afore'sd from Mr. Thomas's Store along ye main 
road by Coll. Scott's & so to Alex'r Pattison's & so to ye Ex- 
tent of the parish Downwards. Signed by Henry Collings. 
Min'r, and Recorded by Robt. Walton, Clerk of Vestry. 

Jno. Scott, Thos. Massie, Wm. Macon, Eben'r Adams, Wm. 
Clopton, Rich'd Allen, Wm. Waddill, Walter Clopton, Vestry- 
men. 



At a Vestry held for Saint Peter's p'sh 7ber 29th, 1724. 
St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To Mr. Hen. Collings, min'r, 12 mon. Including Conv'q 16960 
To Robt. Walton, Clerk, 12 mon. Including Conv'y ; 

Thos. Sanderson, Sexon, 12 mon., 700 2608 

To Marg't Gilliam for keeping Spurlock, Sam'l Bugg for 

keeping Edm. Bedford 1450 

To Jno. Guilliam for keep Eliz. Johnson, Rich'd Crump 

for work at ye Church, 350 1000 

To Amy Morgan for keeping John Goodwin, 600; Dan'll 

Wilmore for keeping j\Iary Amoss, 500 1 100 

To Coll. Scott for Acct., Thos. Moore for piloting & 

marking parish line, 50 1050 



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I40 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 

To Rich'd Brookes for work at ye Glebe, 300; Pelham 

Moore for a pr Shoes for Eliz. Jnson, 30 —330 

To Madm Littlepage her acct. allowed 865; Mr. Moore 

his acct., 280 ; Capt. Massie acct., 187 i j^2 

To MajV Thornton fee, 40; Edw'd Morgan for keeping 

Alice Matthews 1:40 

To Thos. Martin for keeping Thos. Ashcroft, Sallary on 

26435 Lbs. Tob'co at 5 p ct 1^4^ 

2775^^ 



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Pr Contra: 692 Tythables a 40 lb. p poll, A fraction due to 

ye Collector, 76 27756 

This day ye parish Levy being proportioned, we find it 
amounts to be 40 lbs. Tobo. p poll besides a fraction Due at 76 
lbs. to ye Collector. 

W'ch said sum of 40 lbs. of Tobo. the Church wardens is Im- 
oowered to receive from Every Tythable person in the parish & 
to pay it to those for whom it is Levyed, provided ye Church ^^ 
wardens give Bond & Security as usual. 

Ordered that Rich'd Crump & Edw'd Baily & their Tithables ^^^ 
do work upon ye high roads w'th Wm. Crump Survey. Or- ^ '" 
dered that ye Church wardens do Contribute ye goods bf Thos. - ^' 
Ashcroft for ye use of this parish before there be any more Tobo. - ^• 
Levyed for him or before they agree w'th any person for ye 
maintainance of him at ye Charge of this parish. 

Ordered yt Amy Morgan be allowed 250 lbs. of Tobo. pr an- 
num for keeping Jno. Goodwine. 

Ordered yt Jno. Austin be allowed 80 lbs. Tob. pr annum for 
keep'g Mary Amoss. 

Ordered yt Jno. Gilliam be allowed 495 pr an'm for Eliz. - — • 
Johnson. 

Ordered yt Sam'll Bugg be allowed 495 pr an'm for Edm'd -tJ 
Bedford. 

Test: Henry Collings, min'r; George Poindexter, Tho. Mas- 

sie, W. Clopton, Will'm Macon, Rich'd Allen, Walter Qopton, —. > 
Vestrymen. 

Recorded p Robt. Walton, Clk. Vestry. 



— jrr 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish June 17th, 1725. 



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VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. I4I 

Whereas, by an Act of Assembly intituled an Act for the 

* * better Effectual improving the Staple of Tob'co & for * * 
Discovery of fraud therein which S'd Act Directs * * of Every 
oarish in this Collony before ye Last of * * to lay their Respect- 
ive parishes into precincts * * persons in each precinct to Ex- 
amine & Enquire * * numbers of all persons allowed to Tend 
Tob'co & the * * Several planters within ye S'd precinct & ye 
number * * growing on any & every plantation & plantations 
within the same . In obedience to ye S'd Act of As- 
sembly this Vestry * * this day to lay out this parish into pre- 
cincts & * * persons in Each precinct to View & number Tob'co 

* * to ye Directions of ye S'd Act of Assembly whose * * pre- 
cincts are as followeth: 

Mr. Charles Massie & Mr. Walter Clopton are * * * appointed 
to view & number Tob'co plants according * * the Long bridge 
upon Chickahominy Swamp * * road by Mr. Adams's to ye 
Burnt mill & * * to ye mouth thereof & so to ye extent of ye 
parish. 

Mr. Robt. Clopton & Mt. David Pattison are * * to View & 
Number Tob'co plants according to * Thomas's former Store 
along the main road w'ch leads * * Scott's & so to Alex'r Patti- 
son's the full bredth of ye parish to Black creek ye former 
bounds. 

Mr. Wm. Waddill & Mr. Jno. Otey are Ordered & appointed 
to View & number Tob'co plants according to law from Mr. 
Thos.'s former Store along ye main road w'ch leadeth by Coll. 
Scott's & so to Alex'r Pattison's, so to ye Extent of ye parish 
Downwards — Capt. Wm. Marston & Mr. Jno. Netherland arc 
ordered & appointed to yiew & number Tob'co plants according 
to law, all ye New addition to this parish in James City County. 
Ordered that Capt. Wm. Marston, Mr. Wm. Browne, Mr. Jno. 
Netherland be added to this Vestry. 

Mr. John Netherland was Sworn this day Vestryman of this 
parish and hath Assigned the Test. 

Ordered yt Capt. Charles Lewis be Continued Chu. warden of 
this parish this year & Capt. Tho. Massie is appointed Church 
warden in ye room of Mr. Tho. Butts. Ordered that Capt. 
Charles Lewis be allowed 500 lbs. of Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Wazzard till ye 29th day of Sept'r Come twelvie months, & to 



14^ VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETEr's PARISH. 

be p'd in proportion at ye laying ye next Levy. Test: Henry 
Collings, min'r. 

John Parke, Wm. Macon, WaltV Clopton, Eben'r Adams, 
Wm. Waddill, Jno. Netherland, Tho. Butts, Wm. Clopton, Rich'd 
Allen, Vestrymen. *, *, Church Wardens. 

Registered p Robt. Walton, Clerk Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's p'sh 7br 29th, 1725. 

Thos. Massie, Church warden; EbenV Adams, W. Clopton. 
Wm. Marston, W. P>rowne, Wm. Macon, John Parke, Wm. Wad- 
dill, Walt. Clopton. 

Ordered yt Sam'l Ossling be allowed 450 lbs. Tob'co pr an- 
num for keeping Eliz. Johnson. 

Ordered yt Jno. Guilliam be allowed 300 lb. of Tob'co pr an- 
num for keeping Henry Dike. 

Ordered yt Wm. Pearson be allowed 500 lbs. of Tob'co pr 
annum for Keeping Jane Morris. 

Ordered yt Amy Morgan be allowed 250 lbs. of Tob'co pr an- 
num for Keeping Jno. Goodwin. 

Ordered yt Sam'l Bugg be allowed 495 lbs. of Tob'co pr an- 
num for Keeping Edm'd Bedford. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To Mr. Hen. Collings including Con'cy Robt. Walton, 

Clk., including Con'cy, 1908 17868 

To Tho. Sanderson, Sexon, 12 mon. & mend surplis, 

Sam'l Bugg for keeping Edm'd Bedford, 495 121 5 

To Jno. Gilliam for keeping Eliz. Johnson, Amy Morgan 

for keeping Jno. Goodman, 250 745 

To Capt, Cha. Lewis for keeping Mary Hazzard, Jno. 

Austin for keeping Mary Amos, 400 510 

Mad. Littlepage's acct., 675; Mrs. Eliza. Taylor's acct., 

220 ; Mr. Math. Jouet, his acct., 38 933 

To Rich'd Crump for work at ye Ch. & hor. blocks, Capt. 

Wm. Marston & Mr. W. Browne 2 accts. 676 1076 

To Mr. Wm. Browne his acct. for keep Mary Haz'd 3 

mon., 125 ; Capt. Massie Two accts added, 723 848 

To Mr. Wm. Pearson for keeping Jane Morriss, Mr. 

Chamberlayne's acct., 200 923 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. I43 

To Doct'r Greenhill his acct & for ye Burial of K. I. Rich- 
ard Brooke for work at ye Glebe 409 

To Chas. Winfree for keeping Eliz. Hilton 2 mon., 80; 

Sallary on 29204 lbs. Tob'co at 5 p ct 1340 

Total 26464 

ut. Supra. Cr. 

By 902 Tithables at 29 pr poll, A fraction Due to ye Col- 
lector next year, 306 26464 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish Octo. ye loth, 1725. 

The Parish levy being this day proportioned, we find it 
amounts to 29 lb. Tobo. pr polo besides a fraction 306 lbs. Tob. 
Due to ye Collector next year w'ch S'd Sum- of 29 lbs. of Tobo. 
p poll ye Church wardens are Impowered to Collect from every 
Tythable person in this parish & to pay it to those for whom it 
is Levyed, provided ye Chu. wardens enter into bond as usual. 

Tho. Massie, Chu. warden; Jno. Scott, Wm. Clopton, Jno. 
Netherland, Wm. Waddill, Wm. Browne, Wm. Marston, Jno. 
Parke. 

DecemV 12, 1725. Whereas ye Rev'd Mr. Jno. Lang being 
recommended to this parish by ye Hon'ble Maj'ty Leu. Goven'r 
to be minister of this parish, we approve & willingly accept of 
him as such, & agree to pay him ye yearly Sallary as ye law 
Directs. Wm. Marston, Wm-. Waddill, Eben'r Adams, Wm. 
Macon, Tho. Massie, Ch. warden; John Netherland. 

The Governeurs Letter to this Vestry in recommending the 
Rev'd Mr. Jno. Lang to this parish. 

W'msburgh, Dec'r i, 1725. 
Gen'n, Having lately had information of ye Death of yor 
Clerg^yman, I possess myself of ye occation of Sending this Gen- 
tleman the Rev'd Mr. Lang to Succeed him in ye parish. He's 
Just Arrived from England with a plenary Commission to preach 
ye Gospel * * long as ye Commissary who has the Inspection of 
those * may advise you, & he is strongly recommended to me by 
perspns of the first Quality for his Verture that I must think him 
worthy of a good parish, & knowing yours to be such in all 
Respects I Recommend him to you & require you the Gen'r the 
Church wardens & Vestry to receive him among you as yoV 



144 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

Teacher; Not doubting from ye Character I have of you both, 
but that yee will be happy in Each Othere. I am Gent'm, Your 
Humble Serv't, Hugh Drysdale. 

Registered p Robt. Walton, Ok. 

A Copie of ye Comissary's Letter in Recommending Mr, Jno. 
Lang Dec. ist» 1725: 

Gentlemen, The Gdvourner having recommended ye Rev'd Mr. 
Tno. Lang to your parish now vacant by the death of Mr. Col- 
lings, I thought it my duty to acquaint you that I have seen his 
Deacons & presbyters orders & License from my Lord Bishop of 
London together with a Certificate of his Taking ye oaths to ye 
Government. He comes likewise mighty well recommended & 
as far as I can Judge by hearing him preach, & a good deal of 
Conversation with him, I do not at all doubt that he will prove 
a very worthy Clergyman & give good Satisfaction both as to 
his Life & Doctrine, which is ye hearty prayer of Your Most 
Humble Servant, James Blair. 

Recorded by Robt. Walton, Clk. Vest. 

The Governour having recommended the Rev. Mr. Lang to 
y'r parish, vacant by the death of Rev. Mr. Collins, I sh'r it 
my duty to acquaint you that I have seen his deacons & presby- 
ter's orders * * him to be a virtuous good man, and is well 
recommended to me by severall competent persons for his learn- 
ing, & if I may be a Judge I * * him worthy of a good parish, 
which It has * ve to be therefore * * *. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish on Easter Tuesday, 
April ye 12th, 1726. 

Present : 

Mr. John Lang, Min'r; ATr. EbenV Adams, Capt. Wm. Ma- 
con, Mr. John Netherland, Mr. Wm. Qopton, Mr. Wm. Wad- 
dill, Mr. Walter Clopton, Vestrymen. Capt. Tho. Massie, 
Church Warden. 

The Reverend Mr. John Lang reported to this Vestry that he 
hath given Capt. Mitchel thanks for his present being thereto. 
Requested by an Order of Vestry bearing Date ye 15th of FebVy 
Last past. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. I45 

Ordered that Capt. Thos. Massie be Continued Church war- 
den, this present year & Capt. Wm. Macon is Chosen Church 
warden in the room of Capt. Charles Lewis. Ordered that Capt. 
Thos. Massie & Capt. Wm. Macon, Church wardens, Do agree 
with Some workman to build a Dairy at ye Glebe twelve foot 
Square, & Repair ye Smoak house & Repair ye Tob'co house & 
make a partition in ye Tob'co house Eight foot and Likewise to 
pale in a Garden Eighty foot Square all workman Like. Ordered 
that the Church wardens do provide a new Surplice for this par- 
ish Church as Soon as Conveniently they can. 

John Lang, Wm. Clopton, Jno. Netherland, EbenV Adams, 
Wm. Waddill, Walt. Clopton. Tho. Massie, * *, Church war- 
dens. 

Registered by Robt. Walton, Clk. Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish June 19th, 1726. 

Tho. Massie, Wm. Macon, Chu. Wardens; Mr. Wm. Clopton^ 
Geo. Poindexter, Wm. Waddill, Eben'r Adams, Walt. Clopton, 
Vestrymen. 

Mr. Charles Massie & Mr. Walter Clopton are ordered & ap- 
pointed to view & number Tob'co plants according to Law from 
ye Long bridge upon Chickahominy Swamp along ye main road 
by Mr. Adams's to the burnt mill & so Down Black creek to the 
mouth thereof & so to ye extent of the parish upwards. 

Mr. Robt. Clopton & Mr. David Pattison are ordered & ap- 
pointed to view & number Tob'co plants according to Law from 
Mr. Thomas's former Store along ye main Road by Col. Scott's 
& so to Alex'r Pattison's, So to ye extent of ye parish down- 
wards. 

Capt. Wm. Marston & Mr. Jno. Netherland are ordered & ap- 
pointed to view & number Tob'co plants according to law, all ye 
new Addition to this parish in James City County. 

Registered pr. Robt. Walton, Clk. Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish, 7ber ye 29th, 1726. 

Mr. Jno. Lang, Min'r; Mr. Wm. Brown, Mr. Jno. Nether- 
land, Capt. Wm. Marston, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. Wm. Waddill. 
Mr. George Poindexter, Vestrymen. Capt. Tho. Massie, Capt. 
Wm. Macon, Ch. Wardens. 



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146 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 



St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To Mr. Jno. Lang, minister from ye 12th Decern V to ye • 

1 2th of Decem'r, Conveniency to Do., 960 16960 

To Robt. Walton, Clk. for a year. Including Conveniency, 

Thos. Sanderson, Sexon for i year, 700 2608 

To Amy Morgan for Keeping Jno. Goodwin, Sam'l Oss- 

ling for keeping Eliz. Johnson & for her burial, 340. . . . 950 ^ 

To Jno. Guilliam for keejMng Hen. Dike & for his burial, 

230 ; ^lajor Thornton's fees, 220 450 o 

To Sani'l Bugg for Keeping Ed*d Bedford, To be paid to 

Epa'e Guilliams, Mr. Wm. Waddill his acct., 79 57J. _ff^ 

To Wm. Pearson for keeping Jane Morris, 500: Pridgin 

Waddill for work at ye Glebe i860 <zzao 

To Capt. Charles Lewis for keeping Mary Hazard, 390; 

Capt. Thos. Massie, his acct., 1889 2279 ^^9 

To Mr. Jno. Lang for necessaries for ye Glebe, 274; 

, Mad'm Littlepage's acct., 192 466«^^«6 

To Capt. Wm. Macon his Acct., Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne 

his Acct., 60 2y^^^"^ ^6 

To Mr. Thos. Thorp AdmV of Mr. Henry Collings, Con- 
veniency to Do., 139 246^^ ^32 

To Mrs. Taylor her charge for making ye Surplice, Math 

Jowet his Acct., 854 79._^^:)4 

To Rich'd Crump for work at ye Church, Wm. Clopton 

JunV, his Acct., 172^4 Z7^y^^ -^'^ 

To Rob't Vaiden for keeping Hannah Richardson 25 Days, 

50 ; James Moore for ye burial of Peter Davis 20C^^^^^ 

To Peter Beer for mending ye Glebe windows loc^^^^^ 

To Edw'd Baily for Keeping Sarah Tunson 60 Days 250^ SO 

To Epa'r Guilliam for making Clothes for Bedford, 40; 

Mr. Geo. Poindexter his acct 180^^=^ 

To Sallary on 30421 >^ at 5 p cent 152' '^ 



Total 31942^^^^ 

P Contra Cr. 

By 899 Tithables at 35 p poll, 31465, A fraction due to ye 

Collector next year, 477^ 3i942j^ 

The Parish Levy being this day proportioned, wee find it 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. I47 

amounts to the Sum of 35 lbs. Tob'co p poll on 899 tythables, be- 
sides a fraction of 477 >4 to be paid ye Collector next year, w'ch 
said 35 lbs. Tobo. p poll ye Church wardens are Impowered to 
collect from Every Tythable person in this parish & to pay it 
to those persons for whom it is Leveyed, provided ye Church 
wardens Enter into bond with ye Vestry as usual. 

Ordered that Sam'l Bugg have Twelve Hundreds pounds of 
Tob'co Levyed next year in this parish, for which ye said Sam*! 
Bugg doth promise to give bond & Security to this Vestry to 
keep Ed'd Bedford off from being a Parish Charge. 

An allowance made to Jno. Brothers of 300 lbs. Tob'co for 
keeping Anne Watkins. 

Wm. Pearson to have the usual allowance for keeping Jane 
Morris. 

Amy Morgan to have her usual allowance for keeping Jno. 
Goodwin. 

Signed by the Rev'd Mr. Jno. Lang, minister; Tho. Massie, 
Will'm Bacon, Ch. Wardens; Wm. Clopton, Wm. Brown, Wm. 
Marston, Geo. Poindexter, Jno. Netherland, Wm. Waddill, Ves- 
trymen. 

Registered p me, Robt. Walton, Clk. Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish, June 24th,* 1727. 

Present : 

Coll. Jno. Scott, Capt. Wm. Marston, Mr. Wm. Browne, Mr. 
Jno. Netherland, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Wm. Clopton, Mr. 
Walter Clopton, Vestrymen. Capt. Tho's Massie, Capt. Wm. 
Macon, Church Wardens. 

Whereas the Rev'd Mr. David Mossom being recommended to 
this Vestry by ye hon'ble ye president of this Colony to be min- 
ister of this parish, Wee ye Church wardens & Vestry do approve 
and willingly Accept of him as Such & do agree to pay him ye 
yearly Sallary as ye law Directs. 

A Copy of the president's Letter in recomendacon of Mr. Mos- 
som: 

Williamsburgh, June 13th, 1727. 

Gentlemen, — The Reverend Mr. David Mossom, bearer hereof, 
hath show'd me Sufficient Testimonials of his admission into 
priest's orders and of his Qualifications to Exercise his Ministe- 



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VKSTRY^ BOOK OF ST, PETEH S PARISH. 



rial function in the plantations, And beings a person not unknown 
among you, I cannot provide better for you & him than by Send- 
ing him to Supply your Vacant parish, where I hope his Con- 
duct will render him agreeable to you, I am, Gentlemen. Your 
most Humble Servant, 

Robert Carter, 

Ordered that Several Viewers of Tob co plants in this parish 
be Continued to number Tobo. plants in their usual precincts. 

Ordered that Capt. Wm, Macon Continue Church warden this 
present year, And Mr. Wm. Brown is chosen Church w^arden 
in ye Room of Capt. Tho. Massie. 

Upon the petition of Edward Parish to this Vestry to be Levy 
free. Ordered that he be Exempted from paying any Levey in 
this parish. 

David Mossom, MinV ; J no. Scott. Wm. Marston, Jno. Neth- 
erlands Wm. Clopton, Tho. Massie, Wm. Waddill, WaltT Clop- 
ton. Wiirm MaCon, Wm. Browne, Ch. Wardens, 

Registered p me, Robt. Walton, Clk. Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St, Peter's Parish 7b€r 29th, 1727, And 
further Continued by Adjournment to ye 14th of Sber, 1727. 

Mr. David Mossom, Min'r: Capt, Tho. Massie, Mr. Wm. Clop- 
ton, Mr. EbenV Adams, Mr. Wm, Waddill, Capt, Wm. Mars- 
ton, Mr, Jno. Netherland, Mr. Walter Ciopton, Vestrymen. 
Capt. Wm. Macon, Mr, Wm. Browne, Church \%^ardens. 

St, Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To the Rev'd John Lang from ye !2th of Decern r abat- 
ing 9 sermons & 140 L of Tobo. for 7 tithes not listed 
for last year 5098 

Conveniency to Do. at 6 per cent .................... 306 

To ye Rev'd Mr. David Mossom, min'r, from ye iSth of 

June and Levyed to ye first day of January 8559 

Conveniency to Do, at 6 p cent., 513; Robt. Walton, Clk. 

for a year Including^ Conveniency 2421 

To ye Exec*ix of Thos. Sanderson, Sexon, to ye 24th of 

Feb'ry, Richard Brookes. Sexon. from ye 26th of FebV 700 

To Sam'1 Bngg for taking Edm'd Bedford off from ye 

parish, 1200; Amy Morgan, for keeping Jno. Goodwin 1450 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. I49 

To Wm. Pearson for keeping Jane Morris, 500; Rich'd 

Booker for boarding of workmen & for other services 1246 

ro Capt. Wm. Macon his acct., 3323; Charles Hughes 

his acct., 123 3446 

ITo John Barkwell for digging ye Glebe well, 2800; Ed. 
Barley for keeping Sarah Timson 2 mon. & for her 
burial 496 

Xo Jno. Brothers his allowance for Anne Watkins, 300; 

Ed. Parish his acct., 140 440 

Xo Capt. Tho. Massie, his acct. for wine & Lawyer's fees, 

342 ; Mr. Wm. Browne his acct., 93 435 

To Jno. Dennet his Charge for carrying a poor man of ye 

p'sh 50 

To Hugh Grimley for keeping of Sarah Timson, 232; 

Maj V Thornton, his Acct., 104 336 

To ye fraction w'ch was due to ye Collector last year abat- 
ing 105 1 Tob'co for 7 tiths not listed last year 372>2 

To Sallary on 25804J4 at 5 p cent, is 1290 

j 26970 

P Contra Cr. 

By 899 Tithables at 30 p ct. is 26770, A fraction Due to ye 

Collector next year, 1243/2 27094^ 

The Parish Levy being this day proportioned we find it 
amounts to the sum of 30 lb. Tobo. p poll on 899 tythables be- 
sides a fraction of 124^ pounds of Tobo. to be paid ye Collector 
next year, which said sum of Thirty pounds of Tobo. the Church 
wardens are Impowered to Collect from Every Tythable per- 
son in this parish & to pay it to those persons for whom it is 
Levyed, provided the Church wardens enter into bond with the 
Vestry as usual. 

Ordered that the Clerk draw of the several orders for pro- 
cessioning of Lands as usual, And deliver them to the persons 
nominated by the Vestry. 

Jno. Dodd proposeth to keep Jno. Goodwin provided the Ves- 
try find him Clothes. Ordered that the said Jno. keep him this 
ensuing year, and that the Church wardens find him with Cloth- 
inge. 

At a Vestry held by Adjournment the 14th OctV, 1727. 



150 vestry book of st. peter s parish. 

Present: 

Mr. David Mossom, MinV; Mr. EbenV Adams, Mr. Tho. 
Butts, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Capt. Wm'. Marston, Mr. Wm. Clop- 
ton, Mr. Walt'r Clopton, Vestrymen. Capt. Wm. Macon, Mr. 
Wm. Browne, Church wardens. 

Robt. Walton is this day Sworn Clerk of the Vestry. 

Ordered that Eliz'eth Taylor be allowed 700 1 of Tobacco p 
annum for keeping Mary Hazzard. 

Signed by David Mossom, Min'r; Eben'r Adams, Wm. Mars- 
ton, Tho. Butts, Wm. Clopton, Wm. Waddill, Walt. Clopton, 
Vestrymen. Will Macon, W. Browne, Ch. wardens. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's parish April the 23rd, 1728, 

Mr. David Mossom, min'r; Capt. Thos. Massie, Capt. Wm. 
Marston, Capt. Chas. Lewis, Mr. Jno. Netherland, Mr. Wm. 
Clopton, Walter Clopton, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr." Geo. Poindex- 
ter, Vestrymen. 

Capt. Wm. Macon, Church Warden. 

Ordered that Mr. Wm. Browne be Continued Church warden 
this Ensuing year. And Capt. Tho. j\iassie is Chosen Church 
warden in the room of Capt. Wm. Macon. 

Mr. Wm. Clopton being Very aged & not of ability to attend 
on Vestrys, De'clineth ye office of a Vestryman. 

Ordered that the Church wardens provide a new Common 
prayer ]5ook for St. Peter's Church by ye first Opportunity 
Recorded p Robt. \\'alton, Clk. Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish June ye 15th, 1728. 

Present: 

Mr. David Mossom, ]\Tin'r Mr. Kben'r Adams, Mr. Jno. Neth- 
erland, Mr. Geo. I^oindexter, Mr. Walter Clopton, Mr. Tho. 
Butts, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Capt. Wm. Marston, Vestryrrien. Capt. 
Tho. Massie, INIr. Wm. Browne, Church wardens. 

Whereas, by an act of Assembly Entitled an act for ye more 
& better Effectual inproving ye staple of Tobo. which Said Act 
Directs ye Vestry of every parish within this Colony on ye fif- 
teenth Day of June yearly During the Continuance of this Act 
To lay their respective parishes into precincts & appoint Two 
persons in Each precinct to View, Examine & Number Tob'co 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. I5I 

jDlants, & to Cut up & destroy or Cause to be cut up & Destroyed 
^11 Tob'co Stalks, Strips & Suckers above ye heighth of nine 
Inches from ye Ground on any and Every plantation or planta- 
"tions within ye same. 

Persuant to ye Said Act of Assembly this Vestry hath pro- 
^:eeded this day to Lay this parish into precincts according to the 
^directions of the S'd act of Assembly whose Names & the Bounds 
oi the precincts are as followeth: 

Mr. Charles Massie & Mr. Walter Clopton are Nominated & 
.appointed to View & Number Tob'co plants according to the 
<iirections of ye Act of Assembly from the Long bridge on 
Chickahominy Swamp along the main Road which Leadeth by 
Mr, Adams his plantacon to Thos. Pinchback's Mill, thence to 
the mouth of Black Creek & so the Extent of ye parish upwards. 
Mr. David Patteson & Mr. Robt. Clopton are nominated & 
appointed to View & number Tob'co plants according to the Di- 
rections of the Act of the Assembly from Mr. Thomas his former 
Store along the main Road, which leadeth by Coll. Scott's plan- 
tacon to Martha Patteson's ye full breadth of the parish to Black 
Creek ye former bounds. 

Mr. Wm. Waddill & Mr. Jno. Otey are Nominated to View 
& number Tob'co plants according to the Direction of ye Act 
of Assembly from Mr. Thomas's his former store along the 
main Road which Leadeth by Coll. Scott's to Martha Pattison's 
so to the Extent of the S'd parish Downwards. 

Capt. Wm. Marston & Mr. Jno. Netherland are nominated 
& appointed to View &. number Tob'co plants According to ye 
Directions of ye act of Assembly that part of this parish which 
lies in James City County. 

Agness Tudora, poor Infirm Girl, being put upon this parish 
for a Charge And Rich'd & Sarah Brookes being willing to tak\ 
the said Girl, Ordered vt ye Church wardens bind the said Ag- 
nes Tudor to the Said Rich'd & Sarah Brookes for Seven years. 
Peter Clark applying himself to this Vestry to be Levy free. 
Ordered that the Said Peter Clark be Exempted from payinj^ 
any parish Levy in this parish. 

Signed by Mr. David Mossom, Min'r and Tho. Butts, Geo. 
Poindexter, John Netherland, Wm. Marston, Eben. Adams, Wm. 



152 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

Waddill, Walt'r Clopton, Vestrymen. Wm. Browne, Tho. Mas- 
sie, Ch. Wardens. 

Recordede p me, Robt. Walton, Clk. Vestry. 
At a Vestry held for St. Peter's parish OctobV ye 8th, 1728, 

Present : 

. Mr. David Mossom, Min'r; Capt. Wm. Macon, Mr. EbenV 
Adams, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. WaltV Clopton, 
Mr. John Netherland, Vestrymen. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To ye Rev'dMr. David Mossom for his Ministerial function 

to ye 29th of 7ber I2coo 

Cask & Conv'cy to Do. & Cask for 4000, paid Last year, 

2000, Robt. Walton, Clk, 1908 3908 

To Rich'd Brookes, Sexton, 200 ; Eliz. Taylor for keeping 

Mary Hazzard, &c., 760 1460 

To Capt. Wm. Macon his acct., 1145; Maj'r John Thorn- 
ton his acct., 120 1265 

To Robt. Walton for work done on the Glebe 1261 

To Jno. Brothers his allowance for keeping Anne \yatkins 3CX) 
To Wm. Pearson for keeping Jane Morris 6 mon. & 20 

days, & for her burial 357 

To Rich'd Brookes his charge for work at ye Glebe & 

Church 244 

To Stephen Brooker for work at ye Glebe 48 

To John Barkwell for Cleaning ye Glebe well 80 

To Jno. Dodd for a pr of shoes for Jno. Goodwin 40 

To Clem't Read for Q't R'ts of ye Glebe land for ye years 

1726 & 1727 60 

To Mr. Wm. Waddill for 2 Delinq'ts in ye year 1724, 40; 

Mr. Wm. Browne for i qu't of wine, 24 64 

To Sallary on 21087 lb. of Tob'co a 10 p ct 2108 

2319s 
To a fraction Due from ye Collect'r to ye parish 109 



Pr Contra, Cr. 23304 

By 971 Tithables a 24 p poll 23304 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 



153 



The Parish Levy being this day proportioned, we find it 
amounts to ye Sum of 24 lbs, of Tob co p poll on 971 tithables, 
besides a fraction of 109 1 of Tob'co to be paid to ye parish next 
year, Which said Sum of 24 1 of Tob*co Capt. Thos. Massie is 
appointed & impowered to Collect from Every Tithable person 
in this parish, And to pay it to those persons for whom it is 
levyed, provided the said Capt, Thos. Massie Enter into bond 
with the Vestry as ye Law directs. 

Ordered that Eliz. Taylor be allowed 756 1 of Tob'co for keep- 
ing of Mary Hazzard this Ensuing year. 

Signed by David Mossom» Min'r» and Tho. But;ts» EbenV 
Adams, Wm, WaddilK Will'm Macon, Jno. Netherland, WaltT 
Clopton, Vestrymen. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish June ye 23rd, 17:^9* 

Present : 

Mr. David Mossoni, MinV; Mr. EbenV Adams, Capt. Wm, 
Marston, Mr. Jno. Netherland, Mr. Wm. Wadditl, Mr. WaltV 
Clopton* Vestrymen. Capt. Tho. Massie, Warden. 

Piirstiant to an Act of Assembly Institided an act for the more 
& better improving the Staple of Tob'co, this Vestry hath pro- 
ceeded this day to lay out the parish into precincts, & to Ap- 
point two persons in each precinct whose names & the bounds 
of the precincts are as followeth : 

Mr. Charles Massie & Mr, Walter Clopton are Nominated & 
appointed to View & number the TobVo plants According to yc 
Directions of ye Act of Assembly from the Long bridge upon 
Chickahominy Swamp Along the main Road which leadeth by 
Mr, Adams's plantation to Thomas Pinchback's mill, thence to 
the month of black Creek, And so to the extent of the parish up- 
wards. 

Mr, David Patteson & Mr. Robert Clopton are nominated & 
appointed to View & number Tob'co plants according to the Di- 
rections of ye Act of Assembly from Mr. Thomas '^i former 
Store along the Main Road, Which Leadeth by Coll. Scott's to 
Martha Patteson's the full bredth of ye parish to black Creek, 
the former bounds. 

Mr. Wm. Waddill 8z Mr. John Otey are Nominated & ap- 
pointed to View & number Tob co According to the Directions 



154 VESTRV BCX)K OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

of the Act of Assembly from Mr. Thomas' former Store alon^ 
the main road which leadeth by Colo. Scott's to Martha Patte- 
son's, so to the Extent of ye s'd Parish, in New Kent County, 
Downwards. 

Capt. Wm. Marston and Mr. John Xetherland are Nominated 
and appointed to View & number Tob'co plants According to 
the Direction of the Act of Assembly, All that part of this parish 
which lies in James City County. 

Ordered that Capt. Thomas Massie be Continued Ch. War- 
den this present year, And ]Mr. Jno. Netherland is Chosen 
Cbirch Warden in the room of Mr. Wm. Browne. 

Capt. Charles Lewis voluntarily resigning the office of a Ves- 
liyman by his Letter to ye X'estry, Mr. David Patteson is Chosen 
& Elected a \>stryman in his room, And it is ordered that the 
Clerk give him Notice to appear at the Next Vestry in order to 
take the Oaths According to law. 

Mr. John Netherland hath this day taken the Oath of a Church 
warden. Mr. John Netherland hath agreed with this Vestry to 
Digg, make the bricks & brick a well at ye Glebe and to Com- 
pleat the same on or before the last day of December next for 
the Sum of three Thousand pounds of Tob'co one half to be Le- 
vy ed at ye Laying of the next Levy and the other half the year 
following. For the performance of which he hath given Bond 
& Security to the Vestry. 

Wm. Apperson, a poor Lad with a sore Legg, Applying him- 
self to this vestry for relief, Ordered that Richard & Sarah 
Brookes do take ye S'd Lad and keep him untill the Laying of 
the next Levy & Endeavour to Cure his Legg, & that the S'd 
Brookes' be paid for the Same at the laying of the next parish 
Levy. 

D. Mossom, Min'r ; Tho. ]Massie, Jno. Netherland, Wardens; 
Eben'r Adams, William Marston, Wm. Waddill, Walt. Clopton, 
Vestrymen. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish Sept'r ye 29th, 1729. 

Present : 

Mr. David Mossom, Min'r; Capt. Wm. Macon, Mr. Walter 
Clopton, ]\Ir. Wm. Waddill, Mr. David Patteson, Vestrymen; 
Tho. Massie, Jno. Netherland, Wardens. 



VESTRV BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 1 55 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 
TTo the Rev'd' Mr. David Mossom for his ministerial func- 
tion C. C. to Do 18240 

To Robt. Walton, Clerk, including Conveniency, 1908; 

Richard Brookes, Sexton, 700 2608 

To Jno. Brothers his Allowance for Anne Watkins, 300; 

Capt. Wm. Macon his acct., 262 562 

To Mr. Jno. Netherland his first paym't for ye Glebe well, 

1500 ; Capt. Massie his acct., 794 1294 

To Jno. Turner for the burial of Wm. Dikes, 150; Rich'd 

Brookes for keeping Wm. Apperson, 300 450 

To Do. for a pr of Gates & for 48 foot of plank, 98 ; Sal- 
ary on 24045 lb. Tob., a 10 p Ct 2504 

Total 27549 

P Contra, Cr. 

By 971 Tithables at 28 p poll is 27188, A fraction 

due ye Collector next year, 361 27549 

The Parish Levy being this day proportioned, we find it 
Amounts to the Sum of twenty eight pounds of Tob'co p poll 
on 971 tithables in this parish besides a fraction of 361 pounds 
of Tob'co to be paid to the Collector next year, Which Said 
Sum of twenty eight pounds of Tob'co Capt. Wm. Macon is ap- 
pointed and impowered to Collect from Every tithable person 
in this parish to pay it to the Several Creditors for whom it is 
Levyed. Provided the s'd Wm. Macon gives bond & security 
to ye Vestry for ye performance of the Same as the Law Di- 
rects. Mr. David Patteson hath this day taken the Oath of a 
Vestryman and subscribed to the Test. 

Ordered that Robt. Allen be allowed 250 lbs. of Tob'co for 
keeping Anne Watkins this ensuing year. 

Signed by D. Mossom, MinV; Tho. Massie, Jno. Netherland, 
Wardens; Wm. Macon, Wm. Waddill, Walt'r Clopton, David 
Patteson, Vestrymen. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish 7ber 29th, 1730. 

Mr. David Mossom, MinV ; Mr. Jno. Netherland, Church War- 
den ; Mr. EbenV Adams, Mr. Thos. Butts, Mr. Wm. Waddill, 
Mr. David Patteson, Mr. Walter Clopton, Vestrymen. 



t$6 VESTRY B(XIK OF ST* PETEr's PARISH. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr, 

To Mr. David Mossom for his Ministerial function, 

16000 ■ C C to Do., 2240 _....,_...._,.....__ 18240 
To Rob't Walton, Clerk, Including Conveniency, 1908; 

Richard Brookes, Sexton, 700 , 2608 

To Mr. Jno, Netherland his last paym't for ye. Glebe well 1500 
To Jos. Waddill for keeping Mary Hazzard & for a pr 

shoes ....,-.. 796 1 

To Robt, Allen for Keeping Ann Watkins & her buriaL . 205 
To Maj'r Thornton for a Copy of 2 lists of Tythables in 

1729 & 1730 80 

To Rob't Walton his acct., 486: Richard Brookes his acct-, 

625 ; Jno. Netherland his acct, 1266 2377 

To Jno. Finch for keeping of Chas. Parker, 166; Hugh 

Griiiiy for work for the Glebe, 160 . , , ..,**.*.* 326 

To Sallary on 26132 1 of Tob co a 10 p Ct. 2613 



P Contra, 



Cr. 



28745 



Sy 973 Tithabks a 29^ p poll, 28703 >^, A fraction due 
to the Collector 41 14 ^^745 

The Parish Levy being this day proportioned, we find it 
amounts to the Sum of 2()}i pounds of Tob co p poll on 973 Tith- 
ables in this parish, besides a Fraction of 4iJ^ pounds of Tob'co 
to be paid to the Collector next year, which Said Sum of 29>^ 
of Tobxo Capt. Tho. Massie is apointed & Impowered to Col- 
lect from Every tythable person in this parish, & to pay it to the 
Several Creditors for whom it is levyed, provided the Said Capt. 
Thos. Massie gives bond & security to the Vestry for the per- 
formance of the Same as the law directs. 

Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne & Mr. Charles Massie are Chosen & 
appointed Vestrymen in the Stead of Col'l John Scott, Deceased, 
and Mr. Wm, Browne who hath declined the office of a vestry- 
man by his letter to this Vestry. And the Clerk is Ordered to 
give them Notice to Appear at the Next Vestry to take the Oaths 
of Vestrymen. 

Mr. Jno. Netherland hath promised to pay the fine of EHz'th 
Pcare, it being five hundred pounds of Tob'co or fifty shillings 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 1 57 

Curr't money, And Likewise he hath * * in his hands for 
the fine of EHz'th Ingoe by a bill from Sam'l Buxton. 

Mr. John Netherland hath agreed w'th this Vestry to Build 
on the Glebe a Barn 24 foot long & 16 foot wide, framed work 
wide planked below with Inch & J^ plank, the Roof lathed & 
Shingled with good Cypress Shingles; Good plank doors. Nine 
foot between the lower floor & the under part of the plate, to 
find all nails & Everything else Necessary for which work he 
is to have two Thousand pounds of Tob'co & Cask to be Icvycd 
at. ye laying the Next Levy for the performance of which the 
Said Mr. Netherland is to give bond & Security to the Vestry. 
The work to be Completed workman like by the last day of March 
Ensuing. 

Signed by D. Mossom, Min'r; Jno. Netherland, Chu. war- 
den; Tho. Butts, Wm. Waddill, Eben'r Adams, Walt. Clopton, 
Vestrymen. 

Recorded by Robert Walton, Clk. Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's parish Ap'l 20th, 1731. 

Present : 

Mr. David Mossom, Min'r ; Capt. Wm. Macon, Mr. Wm. Wad- 
dill, Mr. EbenV Adams, Mr. Da'd Patteson, Mr. Wm. Chamber- 
layne. Vestrymen. 

Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne hath this day taken the Oath of a 
Vestryman before Mr. Eben'r Adams & hath also Subscribed 
the Test. Mr. Richard Littlepage is Chosen a Vestryman in the 
Stead of Capt. Wm. Marston, Deceased, and the Clerk is ordered 
to give him warning to appear at the next Vestry to take the 
Oath of a Vestryman. 

Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne hath this day taken the oath of a 
Church warden. 

Upon the petition of Charles Richardson to this Vestry, Set- 
ting forth that his son, Charles, is impotent in one of his leggs 
& Knees, It is ordered that he pay no levy in this parish during 
his infirmity. 

Upon the petition of Phillis Moone for to gett her Son John 
Moonc Levy free. Setting forth in her petition thai her S'd Son 
is troubled with Convultion fitts & much burnt, It is ordered 



158 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

that the Said Jno. Moone be Exempted from paying of parish 
Levy During his Infirmity. 

Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne hath agreed with this Vestry to tarr 
the Roof of the Church & to put in what Shingles is wanting & 
to find nails & Tarr to do the same for Eight hundred pounds of 
Tob'co to be levyed at the laying the Next Levy. 

Richard Brookes hath agreed to Sett up three horse blocks at 
the Church with a Rail to Each of them for Eighty pounds of 
Tob'co, to be levyed at the laying the next levy. 

Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne hath agreed with this Vestry to send 
for a Communion Table Cloth of Green Velvet three yeards 
Long & two yards wide, with a Silver fringe for which he is to 
Charge but fifty p Cent, upon the prime Cost, & to be pd in 
Tob'co at money Price, the Tob*co to be Levyed at the Laying 
the next levy. And if the Vestry & Mr. Chamberlayne can not 
agree upon the price, Then the Tob'co to be Sold to the best 
bidder for Cash. 

It is ordered that the Clerk give publick Notice the Two En- 
suing Sundays that there will be a Vestry held at this Church 
the second Saterday in May, which is the eighth day, And that 
Likewise give Notice that there is Carpenters, plaisterers & paint- 
ers work to be Done at the Church & Glebe, and any person will- 
ing to undertake the same are Desired then to meet the Vestry 
& agree for the same. 

Signed by D. Mossom, Min'r; Wm. Chamberlayne, Church 
warden; Will'm Macon, Eben'r Adams, Wm. Waddill, David 
Patteson. 

Recorded by Robert Walton, Clk. Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish May ye 8th, 1731. 

Present : 

Mr. David Mossom, Min'r ; Capt. Thos. Massie, Mr. EbenV 
Adams, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. David Patteson, Mr. Charles 
Massie, Vestrymen; Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne, Mr. Walter Clop- 
ton, Church wardens. 

Mr. Walter Clopton hath this day taken the oath of a Church 
warden. Mr. Charles Massie hath this day been sworn a Ves- 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 1 59 

-tryman before Eben'r Adams, Gent., and hath Subscribed the 
T^est. 

Ordered that Wm. Waddill be allowed 2-6 for fixing up the 
Dial post. Mr. James Nance hath agree with this Vestry to take 
xip the plank in the Chansil & the Men's side & the Isle of the 
Church, And to lay the same with good seasoned pine plank Inch 
& a quarter thick upon good Saw'd White oak Sleepers Six 
Inches one way and four Inches the other. And put the pews 
down again. And to find all plank & Nayles & all other Neces- 
saries. Also to do what Carpenter's work is wanting to the 
Doors of the Church. All the said work to be done workman 
Like by the last day of March Next Ensuing, For which he is 
to have Twenty pounds Curr't money, to be paid by the last day 
of March next Ensuing. The said Nance to give bond & Se- 
curity to the Vestry for the performance of the same. 

Ordered that the Church path from the Ridge road through 
Thomas Davis's Land be Added to Mr. Adams's & Mr. Walter 
Clopton's precincts. They to be Equally Concern'd in Keeping 
the Said Path in repairs and making a bridge & Cosway over the 
branch and keeping the same in repair. 

Daniel Veere hath agreed with this Vestry to do all the paint- 
ing work which is needfull to be done to the Church & Glebe, 
And Also to make good white oak plank Steps with Rails to 
Each Out Door to the Glebe house & fix a Sell to Each Door 
Case, all to be Done workman like by the last Day of June next 
and to find all paint, oyl, plank & nails & all other necessaries, 
For which he is to have the Sum of four pounds two Shillings 
and Six pence Curr't money to be paid by the tenth Day of March 
Next Ensuing. The Said Daniel Veere to give bond & Secu- 
rity to the Vestry for the performance of the Same. 

Mr. Wade Netherland hath agreed with this Vestry to 
Double Cover ye Kitchen at ye Glebe and to post it with three 
good posts to Each Side & to repair what is wanting to the 
weather boards and to find boards and Nails to be done work- 
manlike by the last Day of June next, For which he is to have 
forty shillings Curr't money by the tenth Day of March next, 
the said Netherland to give bond & security for the performance 
of the same. 

Mr. Wade Netherland hath agreed with this Vestry to find 



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VESTRV BOOK OF ST, PETER S PARISH. 



Tarr and Tarr the Glebe, The great house, the Kitchen & the 
Bam. The great house is to be tarr'd by the Last day of June 
Next, the other two by the Last day September next* for which 
he is to be paid three pounds Curr't money by the tenth Day of 
March Next Ensiung. 

Stpied by D. Mossom, Min'r: Eben'r Adams* David Patteson, 
Chap Massie. Vestrymen : Wm, Chamberlayne, Walt. Clopton, 
Church wardens. 

Recorded p Robt. Walton, Clk. Vestry. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter*s Parish Aup^ust ye 14th, 1731. 

Mr. David Mossom. MinV ; Mr. EbetiV Adams, Mr, David 
Patteson, Mr. Charles Massie, Mr. Rich'd Littlepage, Mr. Tho. 
Butts; Mr. Wm, Chamberlayne, Mr, Walter Clopton, Church 
wardens. 

Mr, Richard Littlepage hath this day taken the Oath of a Ves- 
tryman and Subscribed to the Test. 

Ordered that the Clerk Draw out the Several orders for pro- 
cessioning of Land & Deliver them to the persons Nominated in 
the Said Orders to see the processioning performed. 

Signed by D. Mossom, Minr: Tho. Butts, EbenV Adams, 
Chas. Massie, David Patteson, Rich*d Littlepage, Vestrymen ; 
Wm. Chamberlayne* WaltV Clopton, Church wardens. 

Recorded p Robert Walton, Clk. Vest. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish Septem'r ye 29th, 1731. 

Mr. David Mossoni, Min'r: Capt. Thos. Massie» MaJT Wm, 
Macon, Mr. Jno. Netherland, Mr. Oia. Massie. Capt. EbenV 
Adams, Mr. David Patteson, Mn Rich'd Littlepage, Vestrymen : 
Mr. Wm, Chamberlayne, Mr. Walter Clopton, Church wardens. 

St, Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To tiie Rev'd Mr. David Mossoni for his ministerial fimc- 

tion * 16000 

To An Allowance of 10 p Ct. retained by ye planters, 

1777 ; Cask on 16000 at 4 p Cent., 640 2417 

To Collecting of 16000 at 4 p Cent., 640; And allowance 

of 10 p ct. retained, &c., 200 840 

To Robt. Walton. Clerk, t8oo; Collecting at 4 p ct., 72; 

Richard Brookes, Sexton, 700 , . . 2572 

To Mr. Chamberlayne for tarring ye Church, &c 800 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. l6l 

To Mr. John Netherland for building ye barn at ye Glebe, 
but to Lye in ye Collector's hands untill ye S'd Nether- 
land shall Cotnpleat ye S'd barn workmanlike Abating 
out of ye sum of 2000 1 of Tob'co, 500, for ye fine of 

Eliz'th Pearse, w'ch she has already rec'd 1500 

^DTo Cask for 2000 L of Tob'co at 4 p C, 80; Maj'r Dan- 

dridge for ye Copie of 2 Lists of 40 Tythables 120 

To Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne his acct 328 

To Edw'd Birch for ye Q't rents of ye Glebe land for ye 

years 1728, 1729, 1730, 1731, & for other fees 185 

To James Moore for Keeping of Mary Hazzard 724 

To Mr. Wm. Clopton for keeping Charles Barker 800 

To Wm. Moss for keeping Jane Chapell 18 days & for car- 
rying of her out of this parish 100 

To Robt. Walton for a mistake in Casting up ye List of 

Tithables & for Insolvent tiths yyyYz 

To Rich'd Brookes his acct 560 

To Jno. Askew for keeping Judith Weaver's Child 3>4 

months 234 

To Edw'd Barley for keeping Wm. Timson 3 months 150 

To Tob'co to ly in ye Collector's hands to be sold for Cash 

for Defraying money Debts Chargeable to this parish 9450 

Conveniency to Ditto, 1050 1050 

To Cask to Do. at 4 p Cent. 378 

Total .38985^2 

p Contra, Cr. 
By 997 Tythables a 39 p. poll., 38883, A fraction 
Due to ye Collector 1021.^ 38985^4 

The Parish this day being proportioned, we find it amounts 
to ye Sum of 39 L Tob'co pr poll on 997 tithables in this parish 
besides a fraction of 102)^ L of Tob'co, to be paid the Collector 
next year, which S'd Sum of 39 L of Tob'co p poll Mr. Wm. 
Chamberlayne is impowered to Collect from Every tithable in 
this parish (making abatements According to Law), Provided ye 
S'd Wm. Chamberlayne Enter into Bond with Security with this 
Vestry for ye performance of the Same. 

Edward Morgan by his wife hath agreed to keep Wm. Tim- 
son one year for 400 1 of Tob'co. Jno. Askews' wife hath agreed 



1 62 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETEr's PARISH. 

to keep Judith Weaver's child one year for 700 1 of Tob'co. Mr. 
Wm. Clopton hath agreed to keep Charles Barker for 800 1 of 
Tob'co 

Upon petition of John Jackson, Surveyor of a high road for 
more help to Clear ye Road, It is ordered that there be added 
to his precinct the tithables of John Thompson, Martin Hulett, 
Edward Bettis and his son. 

Ordered that the tithables of Thomas Davis & Jos. Crump be 
added to the precinct of Mr. Eben'r Adams to Clear ye roads. 

Ordered that ye tithables of Mr. Dan'l Farell, Madam Little- 
page, Charles Winfree, Rich'd Austin, Rich'd Ross, Matthew 
Pond, & Rich'd Littlepage do Clear ye Road whereof Rich'c 
Littlepage is Surveyor. 

Signed by D. ]\Tossom, Wm, Macon, Jno. Netherland, Eben'r 
Adams, Tho. Massie, David Patteson, Chas. Massie, Rich'd Lit- 
tlepage ; Wm. Chamberlayne. AValt. Clopton, Church wardens. 
Recorded by Robert Walton, Clk. of Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish March ye 2nd, 173 1-2. 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. Mossom, Min'r ; Capt. Eben'r Adams, Mr. Tho. 
Butts, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Jno. Netherland, Mr. Rich'd Lit- 
tlepage, Vestrymen ; Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne, Church Warden. 

Whereas at a Vestry held for this parish September ye 29th, 
1 73 1, There was Levyed on the Several tithables of this parish 
the Sum of 0450 pounds of Tob'co, Cask & Conveniency to be 
Sold for Cash for the Defraying of Money Debts Chargeable on 
this parish. It is ordered that Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne have the 
said Tob'co at Ten. shillings p Cent. 

Capt. Joseph Foster is Chosen a Vestryman in the Room of 
Capt. Thomas Massie, Decea'd, And the Clark is ordered to give 
him Notice to appear at the next Vestry in order to take the Oath 
of a Vestryman. 

Mr. John Netherland having made appear to this Vestry (by 
the report of Richard Ross and Charles Crump) that the barn 
at the Glebe is finished workmanlike. It is ordered that Mr. Wm. 
Chamberlayne, Collector of this parish, do pay the Sd Netherland 
what Tob'co was Levyed for him at the Laying the Last Levy. 

Ordered that Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne do take one bredth from 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 163 

the Communion Table Cloth (and the S'd bredth to ly in his 
hands for the use of this parish) and to Line the S'd Cloth with 
proper Lining. 

Whereas there is in the hands of Mr. Wm. Browne a Silver 
ChaHce belonging to this parish, It is ordered that ye S'd Mr. 

Wm. Browne Deliver it to the present Church warden 

D. Mossom, Min'r; Wm. Chamberlayne, Church War- 
den; Tho. Butts, Wm. Waddill, Eben. Adams, Rich'd Little- 
page, John Netherland, Vestrymen. 

Recorded by Robt. Walton, Clk. Vestry. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish 7ber 29th, 1732. 

Present : ' 

Mr. David Mossom, Min'r; Mr. Wm. Macon, Capt. EbenV 
Adams, Mr. Charles Massie, Capt. Jos. Foster, Mr. Wm. Wad- 
dill, Vestrymen; Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne, Mr. Walter Clopton, 
Church wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. L Tob'co. 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom his Salary, 16000; 10 out of 

the looc retam'd according to law, 1777 ^7777 

To Cask a 4 p Ct. and Collection a 4 p Ct., 1280; Robt. 

Walton his salary, 1800 3080 

To IOC out of ye looc retain'd, &c., 200; Collection a 4 p 

Ct., 72\ Rich'd Brookes, Sexton, his salary, 200 972 

To Exe'rs of Mr. Wm. Clopton for keeping Cha. Barker 800 
To Jno. Askew for Keeping Judith Weaver's Child, 700; 

Edw'd Birch his Acct., 884 1584 

To Edw'd Morgan for keeping Wm. Timson, 400; Maj'r 

Dandridge his acct. Regulated, 76 476 

To Alex'r Mosse for keeping Mary Hazzard, 736; Do. 

for a pr of shoes for Do., 30 786 

To Mr. Matt'w Kemp, Clk of James City, his acct., 105; 

Doctor Wm. Comrie his acct., 1146 1251 

To Edw'd Morris his Acct. & for ye burial of Dan'l Morris 550 
To Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne his acct., 124^; Mr. Wm. 

Browne for a fraction due in ys year 1727, 1243/2 1517 

To Rich'd Brookes his acct., 120; Fran'e Brookes for a 

Gate at ye Glebe, 45 165 



164 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

To Collection of 7799 of Tobxo a 4 p Ct 312 

29270 

To a fraction to ye parish 149 



29419 



P 



P Contra. Or. 

By 949 tithables a 31 p j>oll is 29419. 

The Parish Levy being this day proportioned, we find it 
Amounts to the Sum of 31 1 pr poll on 949 tithables in this 
parish. Except a fraction (due to the parish from ye Collector) 
of 149 1 of Tob'co, Which Said Sum of 31 1 of Tob co Mr. Wil- 
liam Chamberlayne is impowered to Collect from Every Tithable 
person in this parish. Provided the S'd Wm. Chamberlayne Enter 
into Bond with the Vestry for the performance of the Same. 

Ordered that Capt. Jos. Foster, Mr. Robt. Cloptoti & ^ Mr. 
Rich'd Crump or any two of them, do View the Glebe & make 
their report to ye Next Vestry of the State and Condition the 
houses & Garden paling at present is in. John Askew hath 
agreed to keep Judith Weaver's Child this Ensuing year for 400 
pounds of Tob'co. 

Edward Morgan hath agreed to keep Wm. Timson for 400 1 of 
Tob'co. Robt, Clopton hath agreed to keep Cha. Barker for 800 
1 of Tobacco. Ordered that ye Church Wardens Agree with 
Some person to waynscut the East end of ye Church behind the 
Communion Table as high as the Window. Capt. Jos. Foster 
hath this day taken the Oath of a Vestryman and Subscribed to 
the Test. Ordered that George Pcanson do keep Cha. Goodwin 
this Ensuing year for 200 I of Tob'co. 

Mr. Charles Massie is Chosen Church Warden in ye room of 
Mr. Walter Clopton and taken the Oath of a Church Warden. 

Ordered that Rich'd Brookes do keep John Rock this Ensuing 
year for 800 lbs. of Tobacco. Ordered that the Church Wardens 
provide a new Register Book for the iise of this parish. 

Signed by David Mossoni, Min'r; And by Walt. Clopton, Eben, 
Adams* Wm. Macon, Jos. Foster. Wm. WaddilU Vestrymen ; 
Wm. Chamberlayne, Chas. Massie. Church wardens. 

Recorded by Robert Walton, Clk. of Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter*s Parish 7ber 29th, 1733. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 165 

Mr. David Mossom, MinV; Mr. Tho. Butts, Mr. Wm. Wad- 
dill, Capt. Jos. Foster, Mr. Walter Clopton, Mr. David Patte- 
son, Vestrymen; Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne, Mr. Chas. Massie, 
Ch. wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom his Salary, 16000; loc out of 

ye looc retained, 1777 / ^7777 

To Cask at 4 p Ct. & Collection at 4 p ct., 1280; Robert 

Walton his Salary, 1800 " 3080 

To IOC out of ye lOOc retained, 200; Collection at 4 p 

Cent., 72 272 

To Rich'd Brookes, Sexton, 700 ; Robt. Clopton for keep- 
ing Chas. Barker and for his burial and three q*ts of 

rum, 9723/2 1672 >4 

To Jno. Askew for Keeping Judith Weaver*s Child 400 

To Ed'd Morgan for keeping Wm. Timson & making a 

Coat 420 

To Geo. Pearson for keeping Charles Goodwin 200 

To Doctor Wm. Comrie for keeping Jno. Rock 800 

To Jno. Roberts for keeping Jno. Goodwin Six months & 

for his burial 425 

To Mrs. Judith Scott for Charges on one Catherine a poor 

woman from Lancaster Boughleys 250 

To Alex'r Mosse for keeping Mary Hazzard 756 

To Mr. Matt. Kemp, Clerk of James City County 20 

To MajV Dandridge his Acct. Regulated 214 

To Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne his Acct i748>< 

To Mr. Jno. Netherland for an Overlist last year 31 

To Mr. Chamberlayne for paying Mr. Rogers a lawyer's 

fees 120 

To Thos. Martin for keeping Wm. Goodwin Since Mar. 

loth 200 

To Mr. Chamberlayne for paying James Nance, 440; 

Salary on 7697 1 a 4 p Ct., 308 748 

28783 
To Due to the parish 210 

28993 



1 66 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

P Contra, Cr. 
By 967 tithables a 30c p poll is. . 2C)oio 
By Edw'd Birch 17 



289()3 



The parish levy bein^ this day proportioned, wee find it 
Amounts to the Sum of thirty ]X)unds of Tob'co p poll on 967 
Tithables in this parish, Except a fraction of 210 pounds of 
Tob'co due to the parish w'ch Said Sum of thirty pounds of 
Tob'co Mr. Charles Massie is impowered to Collect from Every 
Tithable person in this parish, provided the S'd Charles Massie 
^ive bond & security to the \'estry for the performance of the 
Same. 

Capt. Joseph Foster is Chosen Church warden in the room 
of Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne, and hath taken the Oath of a Church 
warden. Capt. Michael Sherman is Chosen a Vestryman in the 
room of Mr. John Netherland and that the Clark give him No- 
tice to Appear at ye Next \^estry. Ordered that Doctor Wm. 
Comrie have 500 1 of Tob'co for keeping John Rock this ensuing 
year, provided the S'd Comrie puts him through a Course of 
Physick. Ordered that the Church wardens provide a Copie of 
ye body of the Virg'a laws of Mr. Parke, the minister, for the 
use of this parish. 

Ordered that Robt. Morgan have 210 1 of Tob'co (being ye 
fraction of ye parish proportion this year) for keeping Wm. 
Goodwin this year upon Consideration of having the S'd Good- 
win bound to him to the age of 21 years. 

Ordered that Jno. Askew have 200 1 of Tob'co for Keeping 
Judith Weaver's Child this Ensuing year upon Consideration of 
having the S'd Child bound to him to the age of 21 years. 

Ordered that ]\Ir. Charles Massie have 300 1 of Tob'co for 
keeping Wm. Timson. Ordered that Deremiah Dalton have 
650 1 Tob'co for keeping of Mary Hazzard. Ordered that 
George Pearson have 200 1 of Tob'co for keeping Charles Good- 
win. Ordered that the Church wardens ])rovide a good new 
Surplice for the use of this parish. 

David Mossom, Min'r: Walt'r Clopton, David Patteson, Tho 
lUitts^ Wm. Waddill, Wm. Chamberlayne, laymen ; Chas. Mas- 
sie, Jo's Foster, Church wardens. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. ■ 1 67 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish September 28th, 1734. 

Present : 

Rev'd Mr. David Mossom, Min'r; Major Wm. Macon, Capt. 
Eben'r Adams, Mr. William Waddill, Mr. Walter Clopton, Mr. 
David Pattison, Vestrymen ; Capt. Jos. Foster, Mr. Charles Mas- 
sie, Church wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. L Tobacco. 

To Rev'd Mr. Mossom his Salary, 16000; loc out of the 

looc retain'd, 1777 ; Cask at 4 p ct., 640 18417 

To Robt. Walton, Clerk, 1800; Richard Brookes, Sexton, 

700c, 10 out of the lOOc retain'd, 200 2700 

To Maj'r Jno. Dandridge for Copie 2 Lists Tithables, 40 40 
To Mrs. Judith Scott for keeping Mary Hamilton & her 

Burial 230 

.To Eliz'a Taylor for keeping Mary Hamilton 6 weeks . . . 600 
To Edw'd Morgan for keeping Wm. Timson 5 mon. & 

bur'l 260 

To George Pearson for keeping Charles Goodwin 200 

To Jno. Askew for Judith Weaver's Child 200 

To Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne his Acct., 1491 ; Do. for Keep- 
ing Jos. Showers, 500 1991 

To Deremiah Dalton for keeping ^Nlary Hazzard, 218 J/^ 
and for making waistcoat & petticoat Thos Dowle for 

Do., I52>4 671 

To Julius Barbridge for Ot. Rents Glebe Land 1734, 29; 

Edward Birch his acct., 120 149 

To Mr. Mossom for making the Surplice no 

To Richard Brookes for digging Chas. Barker's grave. . 15 

To 10 out of the 100 on 104 1 Tob'co for Mad'm Scott. . . . io>2 

To Collection 255961^ at 4 p Ct I023>2 

26620 
To A fraction due to the Parish 113 

By 938 Tithables at 28T/ p poll, 26733 • • 26733 

Mr. David Pattison is chosen Church Warden in the Room 
of Mr. Charles Massie and hath taken the Oath accordingly. 
The Parish Levy being this day proportioned, we find it 



l68 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 

amounts to the Sum of 28^4 pounds of Tob'co p poll on 938 Tith- 
ablcs, besides a fraction of 113 1 Tob'co due to the parish which 
said Sum of 283^ pounds of Tob'co Mr. David Pattison is im- 
powered to collect from every Tithable Person in this Parish, 
provided the S'd Mr. David Pattison give Bond and Security 
to the Vestry for the Performance of the Same. 

John Davis is discharged from paying parish Levy. Ordered 
that George Pearson have 150 1 of Tob'co for keeping Charles 
Goodwin this ensuing year. 

That Abram AUoway have 550 lb. Tob'co for keeping Mary 
Hazard this ensuing year. 

That Eliza Turner have 500 lbs. Tob'co for keeping Mary 
Major this ensuing year. 

Mr. David Pattison has given Bond for the Parish Collection 
together with his Security, Maj'r Wm. Macon and Mr. Chas. 
Massie. 

Signed by D. Mossom, Min'r; Chas. Massie, Eben'r Adams, 
Wiirm Macon, Wm. Waddill, Walter Clopton; Jos. Foster, Da- 
vid Pattison, Church Wardens. 

Registered p Will'm Ford, Clk. Vest. 

At a meeting of the Viestry caird by the Rev'd Mr. Mossom 
for the choosing a Parish Clerk March 5, 1734. 

Present : 

Rev'd Mr. David Mossom, MinV; Maj'r Wm. Macon, Mr. 
Wm. Chamberlayne, Mr. Rich'd Littlepage, Mr. Wm. Waddill, 
Vestrymen; Capt. Jos. Foster, Church Warden. 

Whereas the Office of Clerk of the Parish and Vestry is be- 
come vacant by the death of the late Robert Walton and Wil- 
liam Ford and Thomas Davis appearing as Candidates for the 
said office, Wm. Ford was chosen Clerk of the Parish and Ves- 
try by the Unanimous Consent of the Minister and Vestrymen 
present, Provided that the said Ford become an Inhabitant of 
this Parish by or before Christmas ensuing. 

Ordered, That the Church Wardens cause a good & substan- 
tial Pair of Stocks to be forthwith erected near the Church yard 
Wall for the Restraint of licentious and disorderly Persons, 
several such having lately appeared in the Church to the great 
Disturbance of the Minister and Congregation during divine 
Service. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 169 

Signed by D. Mossom, Min'r; Wm, Waddill, Wm. Macon, 
Wm. Chamberlayne, Rich'd Littlepage, Vestrymen; Jos. Foster, 
Church Warden. 

Registered p Will Ford, Clk. Vest. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish at the Church August 

5/ 1735. 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr, Mossom, Min'r; Maj'r Wm. Macon, Mr. Wm. 
Waddill, Mr. WaltV Clopton, Mr. Charles Massie, Capt. Mich'l 
Sherman, MajV John Dandridge; David Pattison, Church War- 
den. 

Capt. Mich'l Sherman was this day sworn a Vestryman and 
took the Oaths appointed by Law instead of the Oaths of Alle- 
giance & Supremacy before Maj'r Wm. Macon, one of his 
Maj'tys Justices of the Peace for this County and Subscribed 
the Test. 

Wm. Ford was this day sworn Clerk of the Vestry and took 
the afores'd Oaths before the S'd Maj'r Wm. Macon and sub- 
scribed the Test. 

Majr John Dandridge is chosen a Vestryman in the Room of 
Capt. Ebenez'r Adams, dec'd, by the unanimous Voice of the 
minister and Vestrymen, and the Clerk is ordered to give him 
Notice accordingly that He may appear to take the Oaths. 

Maj'r John Dandridge was call'd in by the Clerk, and accord- 
ing to the Order was this day sworn a Vestryman and took the 
oaths appointed by Law instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy before Major Wm. Macon and subscribed the Test. 

Ordered That the Order of Vestry made March 5, 1734, re- 
lating to the Church Warden's erecting a good and substantial 
Pair of Stocks be confirmed by this Vestry. 

Ordered That John Marrohoe be discharged from paying Par- 
ish Levy. 

Signed by D. Mossom, Min'r; Will Macon, Wm. Waddill, 
Walt. Clopton, Cha'r Massie, Mich'l Sherman, Jno. Dandridge, 
Vestrymen; David Pattison, Church warden. 

Registered p Will'm Ford, Clk. Vest. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish Sept'r 29, 1735. 

The Rev'd Mr. Mossom, Min'r; Maj'r Wm. Macon, Mr. Wm. 



170 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETERS PARISH. 

Waddill, :\Ir. Walter Clopton, Mr. Charles Massie, Capt. Mich'I 
Sherman, MajV John Dandridge, A'estrymen; Capt. Jos. Fos- 
ter, Church Warden. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. L. Tob'co. 

To the Rev. ]\Ir. Mossoni, his Salary, Cask to Do. at 4 
p Ct., 840 16640 

To the 10 out of the 100 retained upon Do 1850 

To Robert Walton, late Clerk for 3 mos. & i week, 487^4, 

the 10 out of 100 retained upon Do., 54 541/4 

To William Ford, Clerk, 6 months & 24 days, 1012; the 

10 out of TOO retained, 112 1124 

To Richard P>rookes, Sexon, 700: ^^ajV John Dandridge, 

Copy 2 Lists Tithables, 40 740 

To Peter P>utts for Quit Rents Glebe Land, 29; Maj'r 
Wm. ]\racon for Goods deliv'd Eliza Turner for the use 
of ]\Iary ]\Iajor, 2l:o: i ^/> in Tob'co at 2 p'll, 10 p C. 
on Do., 27 2465^2 

To the Ballance of Capt. Foster's acct., li.o. 3^^ in Tob. 
at 122 re 2, 10 p Ct. on Do., 14 136 

To the Rev'd Mr. ^Mossom for Wine L. i. 2. 6. in Tobo. 

at 2I T35, 10 p Ct. on Do., 15 150 

To George Pearson for keeping Goodwin, 150; Abraham 

Alloway for keeping ]\rary Hazzard, 550 700 

To Elizabeth Turner for keeping Mary Major, 500; Col- 
lector for Delinquents, 370 K' 870^/^ 

To Richard Brookes for going to James City for List Tith- 
ables 20 

To Richard Brookes for digging Jos. Showers' Grave. . 25 

To Abraham Alloway for a Pr Shoes for Mary Hazard. . 30 

23 1 6414 
To Cornel'l ]\Iatthews for suport of his Mother last year, 

300 ; ]\Iargret Down, 500 800 

By the Remainder due to the Parish last year, 113 23964 J/^ 

To Collection at 4 p Ct., 954, the Remainder due to the 

T\irish, 51 -. 413 

23851 J4 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. I7I 

954 

SI 
Contra, Cr. 

By 956 Titheables at 26 1 Tobo. p poll, 248561^ 248561^^ 



Ordered That John Marrhoe have 550 1 Tob'co for keeping 
Mary Hazard this ensuing year. 

That Elizabeth Turner have 500 lb. Tob'co for keeping Mary 
Major this ensuing year. That Wm. Perkins, JunV, set up new 
Benches made of saw'd white Oak Plank 2 inches thick, with 
good moul'd Blocks to support them, pinn'd down by or before 
the 1st of April ensuing, to be paid after the Rate of 2 lb. Tob'co 
p foot in length, the Benches to be it Inches wide. 

That Robert Morgan have 400 lb. Tobo. for keeping Charles 
Goodwin this ensuing year. Maj'r John Dandridge is chosen 
Church Warden in the room of Capt. Jos. Foster. The Parish 
Levy being this day proportioned, wee find it amounts to the 
Sum of 26 lbs Tobo. p poll on 956 Titheables besides a Re- 
mainder of 51 lb. Tobo. due to the Parish, which said Sum of 
26 lb. Tobo. Mr. David Pattison is impowered to collect" from 
every Titheable Person in this Parish, provided the said Patti- 
son enter into Bond with Security for Performance of the Same. 

Mr. David Pattison has offered to give Bond with his Secu- 
rity * * Wm. Macon & INTr. Charles Massie, who are appointed 
by the * * his Performance of the Collection and is to give Bond 
according to Law. 

Signed by D. Mossom, Min'r ; Wm. Macon, Jos. Foster, Walt'r 
Clopton, Wm. Waddill, Cha'r Massie Mich'a Sherman; David 
Pattison, John Dandridge, Church Wardens. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish OctV 5th, 1735. 

Present: 

The Rev'd Mossom, Min'r; Maj'r Wm. Macon, Mr. Wm. 
Waddill, Mr. Walt'r Clopton, Mr. Charles Massie, Vestrymen : 
Mr. David Pattison, Maj'r Jno. Dandridge, Church Wardens. 
Ordered x\t the petition of Martin Hewlett an Overseer of the 
High Road from the Church to Mr. Chamberlayne's ferry. That 
he have Mr. Chamberlayne's Tithables, John Tomson & his 



172 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

Prentice, John Jackson's Son, Peter Moon, John Crump at the 
Widow Jackson's & his own Titheables. 

At the petition of \Vm. Paisley, an Overseer of the High Road 
from the Old Church to Mr. Chamberlayne's Ordinary, That he 
have Wm. Atkinson's Titheables, Stephen Brookes, Lodowick 
Alford, Goodrick Alford and Julius Alford, Mich'a Harfield, 
Tith's, Rich'd Ross, Maj'r Dandridge, John Lightfoot's & Colo. 
Curtis's Tith's at the old Quar'r and upon the River. 

Richard Crump an Overseer of an high Road, to have Thos. 
Davis and Joseph Crump aded to his Company. 

David Pattison with his Security's, Maj'r Wm. Macon and 
Mr. Charles Massie hath this day given Bond fpr the perform- 
ance of the Parish Collection. 

Sign'd by David Mossom, Min'r; Wm. Macon, Wm. Waddill, 
Cha'r Massie, Walt. Clopton, Vestrymen; David Pattison, Jno. 
Dandridge, Church Wardens. 



At a \'estry held for St. Peter's Parish September 29th, 1736, 

Present : 

The Rev'd ^Ir. Mossom, Min'r: Maj'r Wm. Macon, Capt. 
Tos. Foster, Mr. Chas. Massie, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Walter 
Clopton, Mr. Rich'd Littlepage, \'estr}'men: Maj'r Jo'n Dan- 
dridge, Mr. David Pattison, Church Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. Lbs. Tob'co. 

To the Rev'd Mossom, ^linV, his Salary, 16000, Cask to 

Do., 4 per Ct., 640 16640 

To the 10 out of the 100 retained upon Do., 1850; James 

Holmes his Salary, 1800 . 3650 

To 10 out of the 100 retained, &c., 200: Richard Brokas 

Sexton his Salary. 700 900 

To MajV John Dandridge, Copy 2 Lists TitheaWes & for 

a Copy of a Deed • 80 

To John Murrahoe for keeping ^lary Hazzard, 550 : Peter 

Butts for Q't Rents Glebe Land, 20 579 

To Eliz'th Turner for keeping ^lary ^lajor 500 

To Wm. Perkins, JunV, for Setting up Benches for the 

Church, 200 Foot of Plank a 2 1 Tobo. per foot 400 

To Robt. ]\Iorgan for keeping Oias. Goodwin 400 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S Px^RISH. I73 

To the ExVs of Danl FerralL Dec'd, for 12 Bottles of 
Wine a 2\ Per Bottle & i Quire Paper 1-3 ii, 5, 3 in 
Tobo. a 12-6 . * 22l, 

To Capt. Jos. Foster for i Sheet Deliv'd John Gawlin to 

bury his Daugtiter -in Tob'co a 12-6 , . , . , . . , 79 

To Maj'r Wm. Macon for goods Deliv*d Robt. Morgan by 
Order of MajV Dandridge for Chas, Goodwin £ 3, 13, 
234 in Tob'co a 12-6 , , 592 

To a Stone Font bespoke of Cha'r Carter, Esq'r £8 in 

Tobo, at ,.,.,.. 1420 

To Maj'r Kemp for 2 List Titheables,- 1735 & 1736, 40; 

Mr, Patteson to the Ballance of his Acco't, 547 587 

To Richard Brokar his Acco't for Horse Blocks. &s, , ... 115 

To Sarah Brokar^s Accost for attending Sarah Downs, 

200 ; Alice Ross, 39 239 

26405 J^ 
To Collection a 4 Per Ct 1056 

27461^ 
To a Remainder due to Parish 259 

By 924 Titheables a 30 lb. Tobo. Per Poll, 27720 .27720^/3 

Per Contra. Cr. 

By the Ballance of Mr. Butts's Acco't, 60 ; Ballance re- 
maining last year, 51 iit 

Ordered that Robert Morgan have 500 lb. Tob co for keeping 
Charles Goodwin the ensuing year. 

That Alice Moor have 500 lb. Tobo. for keeping Mary Major 
the ensuing year. That John Murrahoe have 5cx> lbs. for keep- 
ing Mary Hazard the ensuing year. 

That Sarah Brokas have 700 lb, Tobo. for taking Sarah Downe 
the Daughter of Marg't Downe. dec'd, & keeping her off the Par- 
ish & to be boimd to her the ensuing year. 

That Mr, David Pattison have 500 lb. Tobo. for taking Sarah 
a bastard daughter of Mary Ashberry & keeping her off the 
parish & the S'd Sarah to be bound to him the ensuing year. 

That Tabitha Meanly be prosecuted by the Church Wardens 
for having a bastard child. 



174 VKSTRY BOOK OF ST. PKTPIR S PARISH. 

That Charles Smith & Jno. Baily be added to Martin Hew- 
lett's Gang. 

That Capt. ^lich'll Sherman be chosen Church Warden in the 
room of Mr. Da. Pattison. That Mr. Ambrose Dudley be chosen 
a Vestryman in the Room of Mr. Wm. Chamberlayne, dec'd, 
& that the Clerk give him Notice to appear at the next Vestry 
to take the oath of a Vestryman. 

That the Church Wardens, together with MajV Wm. Macon 
& Capt. Jos. Foster, do Settle the Acct. with Mrs. Chamber- 
layne for the Tobo. that was levied in the year 1731 & make 
Report to the next Vestry. 

That Francis Williams be discharged from paying Levy. 

That James Holmes was this day appointed Clerk of the Ves- 
try & accordingly Sworn before Maj'r Wm. Macon, one of his 
Maties Justices of the Peace for this County & Subscribed the 
Test. 

This day the Parish Levy being Proportioned, We Find it 
amounts to the Sume of 30 lb. Tobo. per Poll, on 924 Titheables, 
besides a Rem'w of £259 of Tobo. due to the Parish w*ch S'd 
Sume of 30 lb. Tobo. Air. Walter Clopton is impowered to col- 
lect from every Titheable Person in this Parish, Provided the 
S'd Clopton enter into Bond with Security to the Vestry for 
Performance of the vSame, Mr. Walter Clopton has offered to 
give Bond with his Security's the Rev'd Mr. David Mossom, 
Maj'r Wm. Macon, & Capt. Jos. Foster, who are approved by the 
Vestry for his Performance of the Collection, & is to give Bond 
accordingly. 

Signed by D. Mossom, Min'r; Will'm Macon, Jos. Foster, 
Rich'd Littlepage, Chas. Massie, Wm. Waddill, Da. Pattison, 
Walter Clopton, Vestrymen ; Jno. Dandridge, Church Warden. 
Recorded by Jaistes Holmes, Clerk of the Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish September 29th, 1737. 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom, MinV; Alaj'r Wm. Meicon, Capt. 
Jos. Foster, Mr. Walter Clopton, :\Ir. Wm. Waddill, Mr. David 
Pattison, Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Vestrymen ; MajV Jo'n Dan- 
dridge, Capt. Mich '11 Sherman, Church Wardens. 

The Vestry not being able to proceed to Lay the Levy for 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 175 

want of the List of Tithables of that part of James City County 
in St. Peter's Parish. 

Ordered That the Vestry be adjourned to Saturday, October 
the 8th, 1737. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish October the 8th, 1737. 

Present : 
The Rev'd Mr. Mossom, Min'r; Coll, Wm. Macon, Maj'r Jos. 
Foster, Mr. Walter Clopton, Mr. Rich'd Littlepage, Mr. Wm. 
Waddill, Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Vestrymen; Maj'r Jon' Dan- 
dridge, Capt. Mith'll ^Sherman, Church Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. Lb. Tob'co. 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom his Salary to Sept. the 29th, 

16000 ; Cask to Do. a 4 p ct., 640 16640 

To James Holmes his Salary to Septemb'r the 29th, Rich- 
ard Brokar, Sexton, his Salary 2430 

To Sarah Brookar for taking Sarah Downe, the Daugh- 
ter of M. Downe 630 

To Robt. Morgan for keeping Chas. Goodwin 455 

To Alice Moor for keeping Mary jMajor 455 

To John Murrahoe for keeping Mary Hazard 455 

To David Pattison for taking Sarah, A Bastard of Marg't 

Ashberry , 455 

To Richard Brokar for bearing the Chain in Surveying the 

Glebe & 2 Days' Attendance a i81b Tob'co p Day. ... 36 
To Peter Brokar for i Day's Do. a Do. * 18, Brokar for 

Do. a Do. 18 36 

To * Waddill for Quit Rents of 120 acres of Glebe Land. . 29 

To Mrs. Eliz'th Farrell her acco. £2, 4, 6 a 2d p lb 267 

To Maj'r John Dandridge his acco't 269; Col. Walter 

Clopton his acco't, 440 719 

To Coll. Wm. Macon his Acco't 747 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom for Deficiency of Glebe, 1600 

lb. Tobo., Cask to Do. a 4 p ct., 64 1654 

To Capt. Mith'll Sherman for his Trouble in keeping Thos. 

* a travelling man in his Sickness & for burying him. . 250 
To Coll. Macon for Supplying Robt. Morgan with neces- 
saries 200 

To 5 lb. Tobo. upon every Tithable Person in this Parish 4930 



176 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 

To Collection a 6 L C, Rem't in the Collector's Hands due 

to the Parish 1818 



32538 
Per Contra, Cr. 

By 986 Tithables a 33 lbs. Tobo. p Tithable, 32538 

Mr. Ambrose Dudley was sworn a Vestryman before Major 
Joseph Foster & accordingly Subscribed the Test. 

Ordered That Francis Amos be Sett Levy free. 

That Edward Nash be Sett Levy free. 

That Robt. Morgan be allowed 500 lb. Tobo. for keeping 
Chas. Goodwin the ensuing year. 

That Alice Moor be allowed 500 lbs. Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Major the ensuing year. 

That John Murrahoe be allowed 550 Ibs^ Tobo. for keeping 
Mary Hazard the ensuing year. 

That the Rev'd Mr. David Mossom be allowed 1600 lb. Tobo. 
& Cask for the Deficiency of a Glebe for this year & so on till 
such time as the Vestry consider further of the same. 

That 5 !b. Tobo. p poll be Levyed upon Every Tithable person 
in this Parish towards Defraying the Charge of building a Ves- 
try Room & Steeple 16 lb. Tobo. is to be paid by the Collector 
to the Church wardens, & to be sold by them for money at the 
Public Outcry to the highest bidder. 

That the Order made last Vestry for Settling w'th Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Chamberlayne be Continued & in Case she refuses to Set- 
tle, the Church Wardens are to bring suit. 

Mr. George Poindexter having resigned the Office of a Ves- 
tryman by his note to the MinV & Vestry, Mr. Joseph Mars- 
ton is Chosen a Vestryman in the Room of the S'd Poindexter 
& that the Clerk give him Notice to attend the next Vestry in 
order to take the Oath of a Vestryman. 

This day the Parish Levy being proportioned, we find it 
amounts to the Sum of 33 lb. Tobo. p poll on 935 Tithables be- 
sides a frac'n of 322 lb. Tobo. due to the Parish, w'ch S'd Sum 
of 33 lb. Tobo. Mr. Walter Clopton is impowered to Collect 
from Every Tithable person in this Parish, Provided that S'd 
Clopton Enter into Bond with Security to the Vestry for Per- 
formance of the Same, Mr. Walter Clopton has offered to give 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. \^^ 

Bond with his Securitys, the Rev'd Mr. David Mossom, Coll. 
Wm. Macon & MajV Jos. Foster, who are approved. 

That 322 lb. Tobo. Rem'd due to the Parish be sold for ready 
money at a publick Outcry to the highest bidder w'th the rest 
of the Tobo. before Levyed. 

That Maj'r Jo'n Dandridge & Capt. Mich'll Sherman be Con- 
tinued Church Wardens for the ensuing year. 

D. Mossom, MinV ; Wm. Macon, Jos. Foster,^ Rich'd Little- 
page, AValt'r iCloptort,. Wm. Waddill, Ambrose Dudley, Jno. 
Dandridge Mich'll Sherman, Church Wardens. 

Recorded by James Holmes, Clk of Vestry. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish October 2nd, 1738. 

Presei^t : 

The Rev'd Mr. Mossom, Min'r; Coll. Wm. Macon, Capt. 
Rich'd Littlepage, Mr. Walter Clopton, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. 
David Pattison, Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Vestrymen. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. lb. Tobo. 
To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom his Salary to Sept'r the 29th, 

Cask to Do. a 4 p Ct., 640 16640 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom for Deficiency of Glebe, 1600 

lb. Tobo. — Cask to Do. a p ct , 1664 

To James Holmes his Salary to September the 29th .... 1800 

To Richard Brokas, Sexton, his Salary 630 

To Hugh Grindley for keeping Chas. Goodwin 450 

To Alice Moor for keeping Mary Major 450 

To John Murrahoe for keeping Mary Hazard 495 

To Sarah Waddill Quit Rents of 120 Acres of Glebe Land 29 

To MajV Dandridge for 2 List of Tithables 36 

To MajV Matthew Kemp for a Copy of List of Tithables 18 

To Mr. Walter Clopton allowed for Delinquents * .... 597 
To Mr. Antho. Colt for 2 Dint & 8-2 p pound, being £1, 

4s, 6d 147 

To Capt. Rich'd Littlepage for Do. a Do., being 12s. ... 72 
To Coll. Wm. Macon the Ballance of his Acct. being 

4, II, 6^4 at 2d 550 

To Joseph Crump Acct. & for maintaining * * Warren 

& her bastard child 4(X) 



178 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER^S PARISH. 

To Doctor Arnotto Acco't for Salivating & keeping & 

Supplying with necessaries & funerall expenses of Wm. 

Sparrow 1057 

To Sarah Waddill's Charge ag't the Parish for Arresting 

Stephen Sanders 27 

To Arthur Cruse for keeping Marg't Grumbal Since 

May last to the 2Qth of September 300 

To Mr. Wm. Grey for the full Ballance of Mr. Chamber- 

layne's Acco't being rol, 7d., in Tobo. a 2s p Pound 

To Mr. Thomas Tarlson for 4 Acres of Land Purchased 

of him for the use of the Parish adjoining to that One 

Purchased of his Grandfather, being 40-in Tobo. a 8-2 — 240 
To the Collection a 6 P Ct 1542 

27208 
To Richard Brokas, for his wife, washing the Surplice. . 50 

Per Contra, Cr. 27258 

By 1044 Tithables a 26 lbs Tobo. p 27144 Poll. & A RemV, 

from the Parish to the Collector, 114 27258 

Ordered that Hugh Grindley be allowed 450 lb. Tobo. for keep- 
ing Charles Goodwin the ensuing year. 

That Alice Moor be allowed 450 lbs. Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Major the ensuing year. 

That John Murrahoe be allowed 495 lb. Tobo. for keeping 
Mary Hazard the ensuing year. 

That Capt. Rich*d Littlepage & Mr. Ambrose Dudley be Chosen 
Church Wardens for the ensuing year in the Room of MajV 
John Dandridge & Capt. Mich'll Sherman, accordingly Sworn 
this Day before Coll. Wm. Macon. 

That Arthur Cruse be allowed 495 lb. Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Grumball the ensuing year. 

That Whereas Mr. Wm. Grey brought the Books of Mr. Wil- 
liam Chamberlayne Dec'd, in Order to settle the Acct lying open 
between the S'd Mr. Chamberlayne, this parish, & it appearing 
upon a just Examination that there is a Ballance of ten Shilling" 
& Sevenpence due to Mr. Chamberlayne's Estate, that sd ten 
Shillings & Sevenpence is this day Leveyed in Tobo. a 2d P pound 
& 'tis mutually agreed that this Shall be the finall Settlement of 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 1 79 

all Accounts between the Estate of Mr. Chamberlayne & this 
Parish to this Day. 

This Day the Parish Levy being proportioned We find it 
amounts to Sume of 26 lbs. of Tobo. P Poll, on 1044 Tithables, 
which sd Sume of 26 lbs. Tobo. Mr. Walter Clopton is impowered 
to Collect from Every Tithable Person in this Parish Provided 
the Sd Clopton enter into Bond with Security to the Vestry for 
performance of the Same. Mr. Walter Clopton has offered to 
give Bond with his Securities. Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Mr. 
Ambrose Dudley, who are approved by the Vestry for his Per- 
formance of the Collection, & it is to give Bond accordingly. 

That there appears by an acco't under Maj'r John Dandridge's 
hand, dated September 29th, 1738, to be due to this Parish the 
Sume of forty-two Pounds, one Shilling & tWo Pence Curr't 
Money, which is Ordered to be Recorded, 

D. Mossom, Min'r. (Will'm Macotl, Wm. Waddill, David 
Patteson, Walt. Clopton.) (Rich'd Littlepage, Ambrose Dud- 
ley,) Church Wardens. 

Recorded by James Holmes, Clk. of the Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish September the 29th, 

1739. 

Present : 

The Rev. Mr. Mossom, Min'r; MajV John Dandridge, Maj'r 
Joseph Foster, Mr. Walter Clopton, Mr. Chas. Massie, Mr. 
Thomas Butts, Capt. Mich'll Shermon, Mr. Joseph Marston, Mr. 
David Pattison, Vestrymen ; Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Church War- 
den. 

Mr. Joseph Marston hath this Day taken the Oath of a Vestry- 
man and Subscribed to the Test. David Mossom, Min'r; John 
Dandridge, Joseph Forster, Walter Clopton, Chas. Massie, 
Thomas Butts, Mich'll Sherman, Joseph Marston, David Patte- 
son; Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Church Warden. 

Recorded by James Holmes, Clk of the Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish October the 6th, 1739. 

Present : 
The Rev'd Mr. Massom, Min'r; Maj'r John Dandridge, Mr. 



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l8o VESTRY BOOK OF ST, PETER's PARISH. 

Walter Clopton, Mr, Chas. Massie, Capt. Mith'Il Sherman, Mn 
Joseph Marston, Mr. David Patteson, Mr. Thomas Butts, Vestry- 
men ; Capt. Rich'd Litttepage, Mn Ambrose Dudley, Church 
Wardens. 

St. Peter^s Parish, I>r. Lbs. Tob'co. 

To the Rev. Mr, Mossom, his Salary to Sept'r the 29th, 

Cask to Do. a L. p Ct. 640 16640 

To the Rev. Mr. Mos-'om for Deficiency of Glebe t6oo 

lb. Tobo. Cask to Do. a 4 P. Ct,, 64 1664 

To James Holmes, his Salary to September the 29th, Rich- 
ard Broker, Sexton, his Salary 2430 

To Hugfh Grindley for keeping Chas. Goodwin 450 

To AHce Moor for keeping Mary Major 450 

To John Murrahoe for keeping Mary Hazard 495 

To Arthur Cruse for keeping Marg't Grumbal 495 

To Maj'r Dandridge for 2 Lists Tithables ............ 36 

To MaJT Matt. Kemp for a Copy of List of Tithables. . 18 
To Arthur Cruse for keeping Mary Grumbal in Cloathes, 

40 lbs. in Tob'co a 2d p lb. 240 

To Coll. Wm. Macon his Acco't £4, 19s., od. in Tob'o, 2d. 

P lb 594 

To Mr. Antho. Colt his Acco't io, los., gd!, in Tobo,, a 

Do., p Do. . 64^ 

To Mr. Chas. Mas si e for keeping John Reynolds 14 days 140 

To Rich'd Brokas for his wife washing the Surplice . . , 50 

To Mr, Walter Clopton. Allowed for Delinquents, 21 , . . 922 
To Capt. Rich*d FJttlepage. his acca't, ten Bottles of Wine 

40s. in Tobo. a 2d. 240 

To George Taylor for keeping Andrew Higgins 5 Days. . 50 
To Lb. Tobo. Poll, on 1024 Tithables Leveyed as p order, 

Collection at 6 p Ct 1S06 

Per Contra. Cr. 319045^ 

By 1024 Tithables a ,11 1 Tobo. P. Poll., A. Rem., due from 
the Parish to the Collector, 160 31904J4 

Ordered that Hugh Grindley be allowed 450 lbs. Tobo. for 
keeping Charles Goodwin the ensuing year. 

Ttiat AHce Moor be Allowed 450 lb, Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Major the ensuing year. 




VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. l8l 

That John Murrahoe be allowed 700 lb. Tobo. for keeping 
Mary Hazard the ensuing year. 

That Capt. Rich'd Littlepage & Mr. Ambrose Dudley be Con- 
tinued Church Wardens for the Ensuing year. 

That the Church Wardens be impowered to Agree with Any 
Person for keeping Marg't Grumbal for the ensuing year. 

That the Church Wardens be impowered to give Thomas Ash- 
craft Criedit in a Store for forty Shillings towards finding him 
in Cloathes for the ensuing year. 

That £5 of Tobo. be Leveyed on Every Tithable Person of 
this Parish for Carrying on the building A Vestry Room & 
Steeple & other Repairs of the Church, & that it be sold for 
ready money to the highest Bidder by the Collector. 

Mr. Daniel Park Custis is Chosen a Vestryman in the Room of 
Mr. Waddill, Dec'd, & that the Clerk give him Notice to Attend 
the next Vestry to take the Oath of a Vestryman. 

That the Same Processioners as were the last time of Proces- 
sioning is Living be Continued, & that John Parish be appointed 
Processioner of the Same Precinct in the Room of Charles 
Hughes. 

This Day the Parish Levy being proportioned, we find it 
amounts to the Sume of 31 lb. Tobo. p poll., on 1024 Tithables, 
which S'd Sume of 31 lb. Tobo. Capt Richard Littlepage is im- 
powered to Collect from Every Tithable Person in this Parish 
Provided the S'd Littlepage enter into Bond with Security to the 
Vestry for Performance of the same. Capt Rich'd Littlepage 
has offered to give Bond with his Securities the Rev'd David 
Mossom & Mr. Walter Clopton, who are approved by the Vestry 
for his Performance of the Collection, & is to give Bond Accord - 
' ingly. 

That a Vestry is appointed to be held the first Day of Decem- 
ber next, in Order to Agree with a Workman towards building 
a Vestry Room & Steeple & making good other Deficiencies of 
the Church, & that in the meantime the Clerk give what Public 
Notice he can for Workmen to come in to Agree with the Vestry 
accordingly for the Same. D. Mossom, Min'r; Jno. Dandridge, 
Thos. Butts, Jos. Marston, Chas. Massie, Walter Clopton, David 
Patteson, Rich'd Sherman, Rich'd Littlepage, Ambrose Dudley, 
Church Wardens. James Dudley, Clk of the Vestry. 



i2 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish April the 12th, 1740. 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. Mossom. Minister: Major John Dandridge, 
MajV Joseph Forster, Mr. Joseph Marston, Mr. Thomas Butts, 
Mr. Chas. Mallie, Mr. David Pattison; Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, 
Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Church Wardens. 

Mr. Daniel Parke Custis was this day Sworn a Vestryman, & 
took the Oaths appointed by Law instead of the Oaths of Allegi- 
ance & Supremacy before MajV Joseph Forster, one of his Ma'- 
ties' Justices of the Peace for this County & Subscribed the Test. 

Whereas, the Minister & \^estry of this Parish have Agreed 
with Mr. Wm. Worthe, of the Parish of St. Paul, in the County 
of Stafford, Builder, to Erect & Build a Steeple & Vestry Room 
according to a Plan Delivered into the Vestry drawn by the S'd 
Walter for the Consideration of One hundred & thirty Pounds 
at times to be paid. 

Ordered that the Church wardens in Company with Maj'r Jos- 
eph Foster & MajV John Dandridge do meet at some convenient 
time to Execute mutual Bonds between the Church wardens, w'ch 
said matter together with his Security the Rev'd * * for the 
performance of the Contract. 

That all the male Tithables belonging to Wm. Grey, Gent., & 
the like belonging to Capt. John Derritour & at his own house, 
John Ross * Martin & * * Largison be added to the Gang 
belonging to Wm. Easley. 

D. Mossom, MinV ; Jos. Foster, Jno. Dandridge, Daniel Parke 
Custis, Jos. Marston ; Rich'd Littlepage, Ambrose Dudley, Church 
Wardens. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish, September the 29th, 

1740. 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. Mossom, MinV ; Coll. Wm. Macon, Coll. Daniel 
Parke Custis, MajV John Dandridge, MajV Jos. Foster, Mr. Wal- 
ter Clopton, Mr. David Patteson, Mr. Chas. Massie, Mr. Jos. 
Marston, Vestrymen; Capt. Richard Littlepage, Mr. Ambrose 
Dudley, Church Wardens. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 183 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To the Rev. Mr. Mossom his Salary to September the 

29th, Cask to Do., a L, 640 p Ct 16640 

To James Holmes his Salary to September 29th 1800 

To Richard Brokas, Sexton, his Salary 630 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom for Deficiency in Glebe Land, 

1600 lbs. Tobo 1600 

To Cask to Do. a 4 p Ct., 64, Hugh Grindley for keeping 

Chas. Goodwin 514 

To Alice Moor for keeping Mary Major 450 

To David Patteson for keeping Mary Hazard 700 

To John Weaver for keeping Margaret Grumbal 700 

To MajV Dandridge for 2 List of Tithables & Copy of 

the new Oaths 95 

To Mr. Ben. Waller for a Copy of List of Tithables 18 

To Rjichard Brokas for his wife washing the Surplice ... 50 

To Capt. Richard Littifepage Allowed for Delinquents, 21 . 620 

To £5 to Capt. Doran for Salivating Eliz'th Taylor a 14 P. 7^5 
To Coll. Wm. Macon his Acco't being £13, 13, 7J^ in 

Tobo. a Do. p. D 5^4 

To Antho. Colt his Acct. being £3, 19s, 4D., a Do 566 

To David Patteson his Acco't being 6s at Do 39 

To Coll. Macon for Cloathing Andrew Farney, ii, loS. in 

Tobo. at Do 215 

To Hannah Pearson for Curing Andrew Farney's Leg . 300 

To Doct'r Arnotto Acco't being £7 at Do. 1000 

To John Amos for his wife's being discharged out Levy 

in 1738 26 

To 5 lb. Tobo.p Poll, on 1027 Tithables Leveyed as P \ 

Order S^SS 

To the Collection a 6 p. ct., 1950, A. Rem't out from the 

Collector, 471 2421 



Per Contra Cr., 
By 1027 Tithables a 34 lb. Tobo. p Poll 349x8 



ig4 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 



St. Peter^s Parish, in Cash £ S D 

To Mn Powers for Prosecuting the Freseotin * • i ., 1..6 
To 12 Bottles of Wine to Capt, Littlepage a S4I. .2.. 8.,o 
To 2 Bottles of Wine to MajY Dandridge a S5I, .o.,io.,o 



3-I9-6 



Ordered that Hugh Grindley be aIlo%ved 450 lb. Tobo. for keep- 
ing Charles Goodwin the ensuing yean 

That Alice Moor be allowed 450 lbs. Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Major the ensuing year. 

That David Patteson be allowed 700 lbs. Tobo. for keeping 
Mar>' Hazard the ensuing year. 

That John Weaver be allowed 600 lbs. Tobo, for keeping Mar- 
garet Grumbal the ensuing year. 

That the Church Wardens be impowered to give Thomas Ash- 
craft credit in a Store for forty Shillings towards finding him in 
Cloathes for the ensuing year. 

That Barnett Taylor be allowed 400 lb. Tobo for keeping 
Eliz'th Harris the ensuing y ear- 
That 5 lb. Tobo. be Leveyed on Every Tithable Person in this 
Parish for Carrying on the Building a Vestry Room & Steeple 
& other Repairs of the Church, & that it be sold for ready money 
to the highest Bidder by the Collector & by him to be paid to the 
Churchwardens. 

That Coll. Daniel Parke Custis & Mr. Walter Clopton be 
Chosen Churchwardens for the ensuing year, & were accordingly 
Sworn. 

That the money arising by the fines & other money due to the 
Parish be paid to the Churchwardens towards Defraying the 
money Debt & other uses of the Parish. 

That the Sume of Twenty Pounds be paid to Mr. William M *, 
Builder for Erecting * Porch According to Agreem't, & white 
washing & other Repairs of the inside of the Church. & that the 
money be p*d to him in 1742. 

This Day the Parish Levy being Proportioned we find it 
amounts to the Sume of 34 lb. Tobo. P Poll, on 1027 Tithables 
w'ch S'd Sume of 34 lbs, Tobo. Mr. \Vm. Clopton is impowered 
to Collect from Every Tithable Person in this Parish Provided 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 185 

"•iie S'd Qopton enter into Bond with Security to the Vestry for 
3^erformance of the same. Mr. Wm. Clopton has offered to give 
Tx)nd with his Securities, Mr. Walter Clopton & Mr. David Pat- 
teson, who are approved by the Vestry for his Performance of 
the Collection, & is to give Bond accordingly. 

D. Mossom, Min'r; R. Littlepage, Jos. Marston, Jno. Dand- 
ridge, Jos. Foster, David Patteson, Ambrose Dudley; Daniel 
Parke Custis, Walt. Clopton, Church Wardens. 

Recorded by James Holmes, Clk of the Vestry. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish September the 29th, 

1741. 

Present : 

The Rec'd Mr. Mossom, MinV; Coll. Wm. Macon, Capt. 
Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. Mich'U Sherman, Mr. Ambrose Dudley, 
Maj'r Jon. Dandridge, Mr. Joseph Marston, Mr. David Patte- 
son, Mr. Chas. Massie, Vestrycen ; Coll. Parke Custis, Mr. Wal- 
ter Clopton, Church Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom, his Salary to September the 

29th, Cask to Do. at 4 p ct., 640 16640 

To James Holmes his Salary to SeptV the 29th, Richard 

Brokas his Salary, 630 2430 

To Hugh Grindley for keeping Charles Goodwin 450 

To Alice Moor for keeping Mary Major 450 

To David Patteson for keeping Mary Hazard 700 

To John Weaver for keeping Marg't Grumbal 600 

To Burnet Taylor for keeping Eliz'th Davis 400 

To Mr. Ben. Waller for Copy of List of Tithables 18 

To Richard Brokas his wife washing the Surplice ... 50 

To Coll. Macon his Acco't in, 8S., 9>^d. in Tobo. a 2d. 1373 
To Mr. Wm. Massie his Acco't ii, 2S., 6d., in Tobo. at 

Do. 135 

To Coll. Custis his Acco't £1, 4S., od. in Tobo. a Do. . . . 14/4 

To Mr. Wm. Clopton Acct. for Delinquents 57S 

To Mr. Powers his Acco't for Prosecuting the Present- 

in'ts 600 

To Maj'r John Dandridge his Acco't 311 



1 86 VESTRY BOOK OF ST, PETER's PARISH, 

To Mr, Walter Clopton for keeping a bastard child of 

Mary Ashberry 50c 

To Thos. Addison for being overcharp^ed on Levy in 1740 34 
To Edward Birch his Acco't, 45. Barnet Taylor, his Acco*t 

400 ^-- 445 

To Amey Burke for Cleaning the Church , , , , , 100 

To 7 lb. Tobo. on 1048 Tithables Leveyed as p Order . . 433^^ 
To the Collection a 6 p Ct., Remnant due from the Col- 
lector . , , . . , 233S 

Per Contra, Or. 35632 

By 1048 Tithables a 34 lb, Tobo. P Poll., 35632 

Ordered that Jaines Ashcraft be allowed forty Shillings * '^ 
for keeping his father. Thos. Ashcraft. the ensuing yean 

That Phi 11 is Moon be allowed 700 lb. Tobo. for keeping her 
son, John Moon, for the ensuing year. 

That Thomas Davis be allowed his Acco't for burying Peter 
Davison, being 326 lb. of Tobo. 

That Hugh Grind ley be allowed 450 lbs, Tobo. for keeping 
Charles Goodwin the ensuing year. 

That Alice Moor be allowed 450 lb. Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Major the ensuing year. 

That David Patteson be allowed 700 lbs. Tobo. for keeping 
Mary Hazard the ensiling year. 

That John Weaver be allowed 700 lbs, Tobo, for keeping Mar- 
garet Grumbal the ensuing year. 

That Alice Ross be allowed 400 lb. Tobo. for keeping John 
Downe the ensuing year. 

That Israel Austin be allowed 250 L. Tobo. for keeping his 
brother, Leonard Austin, the ensuing year ; and likewise the S'd 
Leonard to be discharged Paying his Parish Levy, 

That Mrs, Coopers Male Tithables be added to Mr, Hartwell's 
Lev>", 

That Mr. Derricourts' male Tithables be added to Martin Hew- 
lett's Levy, 

That MajV Footes' & the Rev'd Mr. Mossom's male Tithables 
be added to Coll. Macon's, 

That Stephen Broker be appointed sexton of this Parish in 



VESTKY BOOK OF ST, PETER S PAJIISH. 



187 



the Room of his father. Rich'd Broker, Dec'd. w*ch the same al* 
lowance as usual. 

That Chas. Barker be allowed 500 lb. of Tobo, towards his 
support & maintenance. 

That 7 I of Tobo. be Levyed on Ever^^ Tithable person of thi;? 
Parish towards dischargfing the Parish debts and other disburse- 
ments. 

That two Church Folio Comon Prayer Books be sent for, neatly 
bound in Turkey Leather & Letters on the back in gilt Letters^ 
vizt., (St. Peter *s Parish), by Coll. Wm. Macon, (2 Folios 50 P, 
Ct. on the First Cost.) 

That the Church Wardens be im powered to Employ some Per- 
son to free the Church Yard and all about it from all Rubbish, 
Filth & Xastiness. 

This Day the Parish Levy being proportioned we find it 
amounts to the Sume of £34 Tobo. p. poll, on 1048 Titliables, w*cb 
Sd Sume of Tobo. Mr. Walter Clopton is impowered to Collect 
from Every titliable Person in this Parish, provided the Sd Qop- 
ton enter into bond with Security to the Vestry for performance 
of the Same. Mr. Walter Clopton has offered to give bond with 
his Securityes, Capt. Mich 11 Sherman & Mr. Joseph Marston, 
w^ho are approved by the Vestry for his performance of the Col- 
lection & is to give bond accordingly, 

Daniel Parke Custis. Walt, Clopton. Church Wardens ; D. Mos- 
som, Min. ; Wm. Macon, Jo. Foster, Jno. Dandridge, Mich 11 
Sherman, Jo. Marston, David Patteson, Ambrose Dudley. 

Recorded by James Holmes, Clerk of the Vestry, 



At a vestry held for St. Peter's Parish June the 3rd, 1742. 

Present: 

Coll. Daniel Parke Custis, Mr. Walter Clopton, Church Ward- 
ens, 

The Rev'd Mr. Mossom. Min'r; Major Joseph Foster, Major 
John Dand ridge, Capt. Mich '11 Sherman, Mr. Joseph Marston, 
Mr, David Patteson, 

Ordered that the Church Wardens agree with some person to 
mend the Clnirch windows & to Provide a Rope and Chain for 
the Bell. 



1 88 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

That Mr. Walter Clopton, Parish Collector, be impowered to 
sell all the Tobacco which was Levyed upon the Sevll Tithables 
of this Parish at the Vestry held on SeptV the 29th, 1741, for 
ready money at July Court Ensuing, as also the Tobacco arising 
by Fines. 

That MajV Foster be Desired to speak to Sam'U Duvall and 
Edward Russell in Relation to erecting Dormant windows for the 
Roof of the Steeple & Return their opinion by the next Vestry. 

That Coll. Daniel Parke Custis be Desired to ag^ee with some 
workmen for erecting the Font. 

That Coll. Wm. Macon be impowered to send for a handsome 
surplice & one Communion Table Cloth & two Napkins of the 
best Damask at 50 p. cent, upon the first cost. 

That the Church Wardens, together with MajV Foster & MajV 
Dandridge, Settle the amo*ts with Capt. Richard Littlepage for 
all the Tobacco in his hands as Collector. 

That Notice be given for a Vestry to be held on Saturday, the: 
24th Day of July next Ensuing. 

D. Mossom, MinV; Jos. Foster, Jno. Dandridge, Jos. Marston,^ -^ ^ 
Michll Sherman, David Patteson ; Walt. Clopton, Church Ward — - — 
en. 



Att a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish, September the 29th, 
1742. 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. Mossom, Min: Mr, Chas. Massie, Coll. Wm. 
Macon, Mr. David Patteson, MajV John Dandridge, MajV Jos. 
Foster, Joseph Marston, Captain Rich'd Littlepage, Mr. Ambrose 
Dudley, Vestrymen ; Coll. Daniel Parke Custis, Mr. Walter Clop- 
ton, Church Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To the Rev'd. Mr. Mossom, his Salary to September the 

29th 16000 

To Cask to do. at 4 p. cent 640 

To James Holmes his Salary to Sept. the 29th 1800 

To Stephen Broker, Sexton, his Salary 630 

To James Ashcraft for keeping his father, Chas. Ashcraft, 

'•o rn. Tobo. a 15 267 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 189 

"o PhilHs Moon for keeping her son, John Moon 700 

*o Thomas Davis for burying Peter Davison 326 

^o Hugh Grindley for keeping Charles Goodwin 450 

""o Alice Moor for keeping Mary Major 450 

!^o David Patteson for keeping Mary Hazard 700 

""o John Weaver for Mary Turnbull 700 

To Alice Ross for keeping John Downs 400 

To Mr. Ben. Waller for a copy of the List of Tithables . . iS 

To Sarah Broker for washing the Surplice 50 

To Coll. Wm. Macon his acco't being £4, lis., 3j4d. in 

Tobo. a 15 609 

To Capt. Wm. Massie his acco't, 2,8, 11 in Tobo. a Do. . . 326^/^ 

To Mr. Antho. Cole his acco't, o, 11, 8, in Tobo. a Do. ... 79 

^ lo Dr. Arnott his acco't i, 9,. 4, in Tobo. a Do 196 

"To Mr. Walter Clopton his acco't 772 

To Mr. David Patteson his accost a o, 6, in Tobo. a Do. . . 57 

To MajV John Dandridge his acco't 114 

To John Dollard his acco't, i, 8, 6, in Tobo. a Do. 154^^ 

To Fratices Morris, her acct., 3, o, 2 401 

To Stephen Broker for keeping 2 children of Ann Lewis . . 80 

To Isral Austin for keeping his Brother 250 

To Coll. Custis for keeping the Church Yard & Swinging 

the Font 150 

To John Phillips for his Support 600 

To Cornelius Matthews for the Support of his mother . . 500 

To Charles Barker for his Support 400 

To 7 lb. Tobo. on 1084 Tithables Leveyed as pr. order. . . . 7588 

To a Ballance due from the Collector ' 420 



35288 



Ordered that James Ashcraft b^ allowed forty . Shillings for 
keeping his Father, Thos. Ashcraft, the ensuing year. 

That Phillis Moon be allowed £700 of Tobo. for keeping her 
son, John Moon, for the ensuing year. 

That Hugh Grindley be allowed £450 Tobo. for keeping Charles 
Goodwin the Ensuing year. 

That Alice Moor be allowed £450 Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Major the Ensuing year. 



I go VESTRY BCX)K OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

That David Patteson be allowed £700 for keeping Mary Hazard 
the ensuing year. 

That John Weaver be allowed ijoo for keeping Margaret 
Grumuall the ensuing year. 

That Israel Austin be allowed i2SO for keeping his Brother the 
Ensuing year. 

That John Phillips be allowed for his support 600 11. for the 
Ensuing year.. 

That Cornelius Matthews be allowed for the Support of his 
mother 500 lb. for the Ensuing year. 

That Charles Barker be allowed for his Support £400 for the 
Ensuing year. 

That the Rev'd Mr. Mossom be paid the Sume of 10 lb. Curr't 
money by Coll. Wm. Macon of money being in his hands, w'ch 
Sd Sume is given as a Present by the Gent, of the Vestry. 

That the Persons mentioned in the Prayer of George Poindex- 
ter's Petition be under the Overseer w'ch shall be appointed by the 
next Court. 

That Coll. Wm. Macon & Mr. Joseph Marston be chosen 
Church Wardens for the Ensuing year & were accordingly 
Sworn. 

That Coll. Wm. Macon, MajV Joseph Foster, Coll. Custis & 
Maj'r Dandridge or any two of them agree with Mr. Edward 
Russell towards Repairing the Spire & Erecting Dormant win- 
dows for the Steeple. 

That the Collector sells what Tobo. he has in his hands for 
ready money to the highest Bidder when thereunto required by 
the Church Wardens. 

This day the Parish Levy being proportioned we find it 
amounts to the Sume of 7 1 Tobo. p. poll, on 1084 Tithables, 
w'ch Sume of Tobo. Mr. Walter Clopton is impowered to col- 
lect from Every tithable person in this Parish, provided the sd 
Clopton Enter into Bond with Security to the Vestry for Per- 
formance of the Same. Mr. Walter Clopton has given Bond with 
his Securityes, Mr. Charles Massie & Mr. Ambrose Dudley, who 
are appointed by the Vestry for his Performance of the collection 
& is to give Bond accordingly. 

D. Mossom, MinV; Jno. Dandridge, Rich'd Littlepage, Chas. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. I9I 

IMassie, Ambrose Dudley, Walter Clopton, Daniel Parke Custis, 
David Patteson ; Wm. Macon, Jos. Marston, Church Wardens. 
Recorded by James Holmes, Clerk of the Vestry. 

At a vestry held for St. Peter's Parish, September the 24th, 

1743- 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. Mossom, MinV; Mr. Chas. Massie, Mr. Am- 
brose Dudley, Mr. Walter Clopton, Mr. Thos. Butts, Coll. Daniel 
Parke Custis, Maj. Jos. Foster, Maj. Jon. Dandridge, Capt. 
Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. Mich'll Sherman ; Col. Wm. Macon, Mr. 
Jos. Marston. 

St. Peter's Parish. 
To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom his Salary to September the 

29th 16000 

To Cask to Do. a 4 p. ct 640 

To James Holmes his Salary to September the 29th .... 1800 

To Stephen Broker, Sexton, his Salary 630 

To James Ashcraft for keeping his Father, 40s. in Tobo. 

a 5 267 

To Phillis Moon for keeping & cloathing her son 967 

To Hugh Grindley for keeping Chas. Goodwin 450 

To Alice Moor for keeping Mary Major & a child 1050 

To David Patteson for keeping Mary Hazard 700 

To John Mason for keeping Mary Grumbal 700 

To Israel Austin for keeping his Brother 250 

To John Phillips for his Support 600 

To Cornelius Matthews for the Support of his Mother . . . 500 

To Charles Barker for his Support 400 

To Coll. Wm. Macon his acco't, ii2, 10, 9, in Tobo. a 15. . 1731 

To Coll. Wm. Massie his acco't £2, 5, 11, in Tobo. a Do.. . 317 

To David Patteson his acco't £0, 9, o, in Tobo. a Do 62 

To Stephen Brokar for Erecting a horse block 50 

Brought Forward 271 14 

To Hannah Irby for her Attendance agt Willis Osling . . 67 J4 

To Ann Irby for her Attendance agt.. Do 45 

To Mr. Clopton for Delinquents 665 

To Mr. Ben. Waller for a Copy of the List of Tithables. . 18 



192 V^ESTRY BCK)K OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

To George Heath as a Further Addition to his wife's charge 200 

To MajV John Dandridge his acco't 601 

To Capt. Richard Littlepage his acco't 41 

To Hannah Morgan her acco't loi 

To John Ellmore his acco't 900 

To Thomas Martin, his acco't 200 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom for the Deficiency of Glebe . . 1600 

To Cask to Do. a 4 P. ct 64 

316161^ 
To 12 lb. of Tobo. on 1063 Tithables Leveyed as P. 
Order 12750 

To the Coirn a 6 pr. ct 2658 

47030 

To a RemV due From the Collector 805 

47835 
Per Contra, Cr. 

By 1063 Tithables a 45 lb. Tobo. P. Poll 47835 

Ordered the presenting of Mr. Davis Patteson's Resignation 
of the office of a Vestryman by the Rev'd Mr. David Mossom to 
the Vestry. & Mr. Mossom informing the Vestry that when Mr. 
Patteson Resigned he desired him to acquaint the Vestry that it 
was his Request Capt. William Massie might Succeed him, it is 
the unanimous vote of the Vestry that Capt. Massie be a Vestry- 
man, & he is accordingly chosen. The Clerk is ordered to give 
him Notice that he is chosen into that office. 

That Coll. Wm. Macon Pay Mr. James Power what Fees shall 
appear to be due to him for prosecuting the presentents of the 
grand jury. 

That the Rev'd Mr. David Mossom be allowed the Sume of 
Sixteen hundred pounds of Tobo. & cask for the Deficiency of 
a Glebe & the Same Sume to be continued yearly till a Loyall 
Glebe is provided for him. 

That James Ashcraft be allowed Forty Shillings for keeping 
his Father. Thos. Ashcraft, the Ensuing year. 

That Phillis Moon be allowed 967 of Tobo. for keeping & 
cloathing her son, John Moon, for the Ensuing year. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. I93 

That Hugh Grindley be allowed £450 of Tobo. for keeping 
Oharles Goodwin the Ensuing year. 

That David Patteson be allowed £300 of Tobo. for keeping 
I^f ary Hazard the Ensuing year, & in case She proves worse to be 
sillowed Further as the Levy shall think proper. 

That Israel Austin be allowed £250 of Tobo. for keeping his 
Brother the Ensuing year. 

That John Phillips be allowed for his Support 600 lb. of Tobo. 
for the Ensuing year. 

That Cornelius Matthews be allowed for the Support of his 
mother 500 lb. of Tobo. for the Ensuing year. 

That Samuel Bailey be allowed £450 of Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Major the Ensuing year. 

That Henry Strange be allowed £700 of Tobo. for keeping Mar- 
garet Grumbal the Ensuing year. 

That Coll. Wm. Macon & Mr. Jos. Marston be continued church 
wardens for the Ensuing year. 

That the church Wardens Sell the Quantity of 13561 lb. of 
Tobo. to the highest Bidder for ready money for the Use of the 
Parish & be impowered to Demand the Same from the CollV. 

This day the Parish Levy being proportioned we Find it 
amounts to the Sume of £45 of Tobo. P. Poll, on 1063 Tithables, 
w'ch Sd Sume of Tobo Mr. Julius Burbige is impowered to col- 
lect From Every Tithable Person in this Parish, Provided the Sd 
Burbidge Enters into Bond with Security to the Vestry for Per- 
formance of the Same. Mr. Julius Burbidge has offered to give 
Bond with his Securityes. MajV Jos. Foster & MajV Jn. Dand- 
ridge, who are approved by the Vestry for his Performance of the 
Collection & has given Bond Accordingly. 

D. Mossom, MinV; John Dandridge. Mich'll Sherman, Am- 
brose Dudley, Thos. Buttes, Jo. Foster, Rich'd Littlepage, Daniel 
Parke Custis. Chas. Massie, Walt. Clopton: Wm. Macon, Jo. 
Marston, Church Wardens. 

Recorded by James Holmes, Clerk of the Vestry. 

Att a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish November the 17, 

1743- 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. Mossom, MinV; Mr. Charles Massie, Maj. 



194 VESTRY BCK)K OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

John Dandridge, Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Capt. Michael Sherman, 
Coll. Daniel Parke Custis ; Coll. Wm. Macon, Mr. Jos. Marston, 
Church Wardens. 

Pursuant to an Order of Vestry made the 24th of September 
last, that the Clerk give Notice to Capt. William Massie that 
he is chosen Vestryman in the place of Mr. David Patteson, who 
has resigned, & that he Appear at the next Vestry to take the 
Oathes required by Law to Execute the Office of a Vestryman, 
& Capt. Massie appearing Accordingly was this Day Sworn be- 
fore Coll. Wm. Macon & Coll. Daniel Parke Custis, two of his 
Ma'ties' Justices of the Peace for the County of New Kent, & 
after Capt. Massie was Sworn the Vestry Proceeded to appoint 
the Severall Persons to Procession the Lands as the Law Requires, 
& Ordered them to be Recorded in the Processioning Book. 

Ordered that Major Foster's hands be added to Wm Moor's 
Levy. 

That George Walton's hands, Judith Waddell's hands, Wm, 
Moor's hands & Stephen Broker, be added to Noel Waddill's 
Levy. 

That the Vestry of St. Peter's Parish or any Seven of them meet 
at the Glebe at ten of the clock in the Forenoon the 5th Day of 
December next, (if Fair), if not, the next Fair Day, & treat with 
any Persons For a Sufficient Quantity of Land to make the said 
Glebe Legall. 

That the Fines now in the hands of the Church Wardens be 
Distributed among the Poor of the Parish at this time instead of 
Easter Tuesday at the Discretion of the Church Wardens, & that 
when Distributed, att the next Vestry they Account to whom the 
Same so Disposed. 

D. Mossom ; Chas. Massie, Daniel Parke Custis, Ambrose Dud- 
ley, Rich'd Littlcpage, Wm. Massie, Jno. Dandridge, Mich'll 
Sherman; Wm. Macon, Jo. Marston, Church Wardens. 

Recorded by James Holmes, Clk. of the Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish September the 29th, 

1744. 

Present : 

The Rev'd David Mossom, Min'r; Maj'r John Dandridgge, 
Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. Wm. Massie, Mr. Walter Clopton, 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. I95 

Mr. Thomas Butts. Mr. Chas. Massie, Coll. Danll Parke Custis, 
Maj'r Jos. Foster, Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Vestrymen; Coll. Wm. 
Macon, Mr. Jos. Marston, Church Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom his Salary to September the 

29th 16000 

To Cask to Do. a 4 P. ct 640 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom for the Deficiency of Glebe . . . 1600 

To Cask to Do. a 4 P. ct 64 

To James Holmes his Salary to September the 29th 1800 

To Stephen Broker, Sexton, his Salary 630 

To Sarah Broker for washing the Surplice these 2 years. . 100 

To James Ashcroft for keeping his Father 600 

To Hugh Grindley for keeping Charles Goodwin 450 

To David Patteson for keeping Mary Hazard 800 

To Israel Austin for keeping his Brother 250 

To John Phillips for his Support 600 

To Cornelius Matthews for the Support of his Mother. . . 500 

To Samuel Bailey for keeping Mary Major 450 

To Henry Strange for keeping Marg't Grumbal 700 

To Phillis Moon for keeping her Son 967 

To George Heath for keeping John Vincent, an orphan 

child 600 

To Sarah Broker for keeping ChristV Bendall in his Sick- 
ness 300 

To Maj. John Dandridge his acco't 380 

To Mr. Ben. Waller for a copy of the List of Tithables. . . 18 

To Capt. Wm. Massie his £3, 3, 10, in Tobo. at 10 P. ct.. . 638 
To Rich'd Crump, Sen'r, his Acco't, £4, 2s., o, in Tobo. 

at Do 419 

To Coll. Macon his acco't, i8, 17, 4, in Tobo. at Do 1744 

30280 
To George Taylor for keeping Catherine Taylor in Child 

bed 400 

To Hannah Morgan for keeping Marg't Foster 4 weeks . . 400 
To Sarah Broker as part of her Fee for Bringing Cath. 

Taylor to Bed 30 

31110 



196 VESTRY BCK)K OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

Ord'd that the Sume of 12750 lb. of Tobo be Levyed for 
the use of the Parish 12756 

43866 
To the Colin at 6 P. Ct 2632 

46498 
To a RemV due from the Coll'r 54 

46552 
Per Contra, Cr. 

By 1058 Tithables at 44 lb. Tobo. Pr. Poll 46552 

Ordered that James Ashcraft be allowed 600 lb. of Tobo. for 
the Support of his Father in Lieu of the 40 Ordered him last year. 

That Phillis Moon be allowed 967 lb. of Tobo. for keeping her 
son, John Moon, the Ensuing year. 

That Ann Patteson be allowed 800 lb. of Tobo. for keeping 
Mary Hazard the Ensuing year, & in case she proves worse to 
be allowed Further as the Vestry shall think proper. 

That Israel Austin be Allowed 250 lb. Tobo. for keeping his 
brother the Ensuing year. 

That John Phillips be allowed for his Support 600 Lb. Tobo. 
for the Ensuing year. 

That Cornelius Matthews be allowed for the support of his 
mother 500 lb. Tobo. for the Ensuing year. 

That Samuel Bailey be allowed 450 lb. Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Major the Ensuing year. 

That Henry Strange be allowed 700 Tobo. for keeping Marg't 
Grumbal the Ensuing year. 

That Charles Hughes & Edward Morris be Discharged From 
Paying their Parish Levyies. 

That Ship. Richardson be likewise Discharged From Paying 
his Parish Levy until such time as he Recovers his health. 

That Maj'r John Dandridge & Capt. Wm. Massie be appointed 
Church Wardens for the Ensuing: year. 

That Coll. Macon be Paid his Cask acco't out of the Tobo. now 
to be sold by the Church Wardens, w'ch amounts to the Sume of 

ii4 I 3-IO- 

That the Church Wardens Pay Julius Burbidge the Quantity 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. I97 

of 365 lb. Tobo. out of the Tobo. now to be Leveyed for Delin- 
quents. 

That the Church Wardens Sell the Tobo. now in hand to the 
highest Bidder for ready money. 

That the Church Wardens Sell the Quantity of £12756 of Tobo. 
to the highest Bidder for ready money for the use of the Parish 
& be impowered to Demand the Sume from the Collector. 

That the Church Wardens be impowered to take up Money on 
interest if any Sho'd be wanting after the Tobo. in hand is Sold 
in Order to Discharge Phil. Poindexter. 

That James Ashcraft be .allowed 600 lb. of Tobo. for keeping 
his Father the Ensuing year. 

That Wm. Moor's hands be added to Martin Hewlett's Levy. 

This Day the Parish Levy being proportioned we find it amounts 
to the Sume of 44 lb. of Tobo. P. Poll, on 1058 Tithables w'ch S'd 
Sume of Tobo. Capt. Wm. Hoctaday is impowered to collect 
from every tithable Person in this Parish, Provided the SM 
Hockaday Enter into Bond with Security to the Vestry for Per- 
formance of the Same, Capt. Wm. Hockaday has offered to give 
Bond with his Securityes, Maj'r Joseph Foster & Maj'r John 
Dandridge, who are approved by the Vestry for his Performance 
of the Collection, & has given bond Accordingly. 

D. Mossom, Min!r; Jos. Foster, Thos. Buttes, Chas. Massie, 
Wm. Macon, Daniel Parke Custis, Jos. Marston, Rich'd Little- 
page, Walt. Clopton, Ambrose Dudley; John Dandridge, Wm. 
Massie, churchwardens. 

Recorded by James Holmes, elk. of the Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish November the 13th, 

1744. 

Present : 

The Rev. Mr. Mossom, Min'r; Maj. Jos. Foster, Capt. Rich'd 
Littlepage, Coll. Daniel Park Custis, Mr. Walter Clopton; Maj. 
John Dandridge, Capt. Wm. Massie, Church Wardens. 

Whereas, it Appears to the Vestry after having Ex- 
amined the seveall credits and debts that there is due the Sume 
of Eighty Pounds From the Parish to the Creditors, it is Ordered 
that the Church Wardens take up the said Sume of Eighty Pounds 



igS VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

upon Interest upon the Credit of the Parish for the Disdiarging^ 
the aforesaid Debt. 

D. Mossom, Min'r ; Rich'd Littlepage, Jos. Foster, Walt. Clop- 
ton, Daniel Parke Custis ; Jno. Dandridge, Wm. Massie, Church 
Wardens. 

Recorded by James Holmes, Clk. of the Vestry. 

Whereas, it has this i6th Day of December, 1744 in Regard of 
the incapacity of Stephen Brokar in officiating his office of Sexton 
of this Parish, it is agreed upon by the consent of the Rev'd Mr. 
David Mossom, MinV, Capt. Wm. Massie, Church Warden ; Coll. 
Daniel Parke Custis, Mr. Walter Clopton & Mr. Chas. Massie, 
Vestrymen, that William Furbish be Appointed to officiate as 
Sexton of this Parish untill Such time as the Sd Stephen Broker 
Shall be Capable of Attending in Person & that the Sd Furbish 
be allowed for so attending out of the Salary of the Said Brokar. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish September the 28th, 

1745. 

The Rev'd Mr. Mossom, MinV; Col. Wm. Macon, Mr. Jos. 
Marston, Coll. Daniel Parke Custis, Mr. Chas. Massie, Coll. Jos. 
Foster, Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. Mich'U Sherman, Mr. Wal- 
ter Clopton, Vestrymen; John Dandridge, Wm. Massie, Church 
Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom his Salary to September the 

29th 16000 

To Cask to Do. at 4 P. ct 640 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom for the Deficiency of Glebe 1600 

To Cask to Do. a 4 P. ct 64 

To James Holmes his Salary to Sept. the 29th 1800 

To Stephen Brokar for the time he attended as Sexton. ... 157 
To Wm. Forbess's Salary From the i6th of Dec'r to the 

29th Inst 473 

To James Ashcraft for the Support of his Father 600 

To Phillis Moon for the Keeping her son, John Moon .... 967 

To Ann Patteson for keeping Mary Hazard 800 

To Israel Austin for Keeping his Brother 250 

To Cornelius Matthews for keeping his Mother 500 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. I99 

To Samuel Bailey for keeping Mary Major 450 

To Henry Strange for keeping Marg't Grumbal 700. 

To Sarah Brokar for washing the Surplice 50 

To Mr. Ben. Waller for a copy of the List of Tithables. . 18 

To Maj. John Dandridge his account 385 

To Capt. Massie his acco't £15, 6, 10, in Tobo. a I2|6 pe. 

ct 2455 

To Anne Pattesoa her account ,io, n, 6, in Tobb. a Do.. . 92 

To James Holmes his account io, 3, o, in Do. a Do 24 

To Rich'd Crump, Sen'r, his account, io, 17, 16, in Do. a 

Do 1 40 

To Wm. Forbes for Erecting 2 horse Blocks 100 

To Jane Richison her account for keeping Eliz'th Lewis. . 400 
To Hannah Crump for keeping Ben. Crump, an orphan 

child, 8 months 600 

To John Green his account £1, 5, o, in Tobo. a Do 200 

To Rich'd Jones his account 100 

To James Gilliam for keeping an Orphan child 9 months . . 700 

30265 
To the Sume Leveyed upon the Sev'll Tithables 13439 

43704 
To Collection upon the Same 2622 

Per Contra, Cr., 46326 

To 1102 Tithables at 42 Pr. Poll 46284 

By a RemV due to the Collector 42 

46326 

Ordered That Mary * * be paid 800 lb. of Tobo. for keep- 
ing her mother, Marg't Grumbal, the Ensuing year. 

That Wm. Forbes, be Paid 600 lb. Tobo. for keeping John Jef- 
fers's child the Ensuing year. 

That Hannah Crump be Paid 600 lb. of Tobo. for keeping an 
Orphan Child the Ensuing year. 

That Mr. Clopton be impowered to agree for a woman to at- 
tend to Eliz'th Lewis. 

That Cornelius Mattheys be paid 500 lb. of Tobo. for keeping 
his Mother the Ensuing year. 



200 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

That Samuel Bailey be Paid 500 lb. of Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Major the Ensuing year. 

That Israel Austin be Paid 250 lb.' of Tobo. for keeping his 
Brother the Ensuing year. 

That Phillis Moon be Paid 967 lb. of Tobo. for keeping her 
Son the Ensuing year. 

That Ann Patteson be Paid 900 lb. of Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Hazard the Ensuing year. 

That James Ashcraft be Paid 700 lb. of Tobo. for keeping his 
Father the Ensuing year. 

That Maj'r John Dandridge & Capt. Massie be Continued 
Church Wardens for the Ensuing year. 

That MajV Wm. Gray be appointed a Vestryman in the Room 
of Mr. Thomas Buttes, Dec'd, & that the clerk give him Notice 
to attend accordingly. 

This Day the Parish Levy being proportioned we Find it 
amounts to the Sume of 42 lbs. of Tobo. P. Poll, on 1102 Tith- 
ables, w'ch Sd Sume of Tobo. Capt. Wm. Hockaday is impow- 
ered to collect From Every Tithable Person in this Parish, Pro- 
vided the Sd Hockaday Enter into Bond with Security to the 
Vestry for Performance of the Same, Capt. Wm. Hockaday has 
offered to give Bond with his Securityes, Coll. Jos. Foster & Maj'r 
John Dandridge, who are approved by the Vestry for his Per- 
formance of the Collection & has given bond accordingly. 

That the Church Wardens Sell the Quantity of 13439 lb. oi 
Tobo. to the highest Bidder for ready money for the use of the 
Parish & be impowered to Demand the Same From the Collector. 

D. Mossom, MinV ; Wm. Macon, Jos. Foster, Rich'd Littlepage, 
Dan. Parke Custis, Jos. Marston, Chas. Massie, Walter Clopton ; 
John Dandridge, Wm. Massie, Church Wardens. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish October the nth, 1742. 

Present : 

The Rev. Mr. Mossom, Min'r ; Coll. Jos. Foster, Capt. Richard 
Littlepage, Mr. Charles Massie, Mr. Walter Clopton, Mr. Joseph 
Marston, Vestrymen ; Major John Dandridge, Capt. Wm. Massie, 
Church Wardens. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 20I 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom his Salary to September the 

29th 16000 

To Cask to Do. a 4 P. Ct 640 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom for the Deficiency of Glebe. . . 1600 

To Cask to Do. a 4 P. Ct 64 

To James Holmes his Salary to Sept. the 29th 1800 

To Wm. Forbess, Sexton, his Salary 630 

To Marq Croix for keeping her Mother, Marg't Trumbal 800 

To Hannah Crump for keeping an Orphan Child 600 

To Cornelius Mattheus for Keeping his Mother 500 

To Samuel Bailey for keeping Mary Major 500 

To Israel Austin for keeping his Brother 250 

To Stephen Moon for keeping his Brother 967 

To Ann Patteson for keeping Mary Hazard 900 

To Wm. Forbess for keeping John Jeffer's child 4 months 200 

To James Ashcraft for keeping his Father 700 

To Mr. Ben. Waller for a Copy of the List of Tithables. . . 18 

To Maj'r John Dandridge his account 91 

To Coll. Macon his account 365 

To James Holmes his account, £0, 3s., od., in Tobo. a 

I2s.|6d. P. C 24 

To Capt. Massie his account, £18, 14, 7, in Tobo. a Do.. . 2947 

To Mary Forgeson for keeping Charles Goodwin ^500 

To Dominick Touger his account 146 

To Sarah Brokar.for ^curing Jo'n Moon's Leg & Washing 

the Surplce 459 

To Hannah Pearson for curing Amey Binns 300 

To Charles * his acount 86 

To Ann Patteson her acco't £0, 5s., od., for burying Mary 

Hazard in Tobacco 122 

To Daniel Carroll his acco't for keeping Christ. Venable. . 100 

To George Wilkinson his acco't 42 

To David Binns his acco't for keeping his Sister 3 months 150 

To Wm. Forbess for burying John Forbes's child 100 

31592 

To Collection a 6 P. Ct 1890 

33482 



202 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

To a BaUancc due from the Collector , , 



44S 



Pr. Contra, Cr. 

By 1 131 Tithables a * * * * Pr. PolL 



Ordered that David Patteson be allowed 800 lb. of Tobo, for 
keeping Margaret Tnimbal the Ensuing yean 

That Hannah Crump be allowed 600 lb. of Tobo. for keeping 
an Orphan child the Ensuing year. 

That Cornelius Matthews be allowed goo lb. of Tobo. for keep- 
ing his mother the Ensuing year. 

That Samuel Bailey be allowed 500 Ih. of Tobo. for keeping 
Mary Major the Ensuing year. 

That Israel Austin be allowed 250 lb. of Tobo, for keeping 
his Brother the Ensumg year. 

That Stephen Moon be allowed 967 lb, of Tobo. for keeping 
his Brother the Ensuing year. 

That James Ashcraft be allowed 700 lb. of Tobo, for keeping 
his Father the Ensuing year. 

That Mary Forge son be allowed 500 lb. of Tobo. for keeping 
Charles Goodwin the Ensuing year. 

That Capt. Michael Sherman, Vestryman of this Parish, hav- 
ing Resigned his office, by a note under his hand Dated this Day» 
& Directed to the Minister & Vestry. Capt. Richard Meux is 
chosen a Vestryman in the Sd Sherman's Stead. 

That Capt. Richard Meux being Present at this Vestry, was 
Sworn into his office of a Vestryman before Coll Joseph Foster » 
one of his Ma'ties' Justices. 

That Capt. Wm. Massie & Capt. Rich'd Meux be appointed 
Church Wardens for the Ensuing year. 

That Thomas Cooc, James Pollard, Francis Barnes & Christ'r 
No ^ * * i^e added to the Levy whereof John Appurson is 
overseer. 

That John Morris be Discharged from Laying his Parish Levy. 

This Day the Parish Levy being proportioned we find it 
amounts to the Sume of 30 lb. of Tobo. P, Poll, on 1131 Tithables, 
w'ch Sd Sume of Tobo* Capt. Rich'd Meux is impowered to col- 
lect From Every Tithable Person in this Parish, Provided the Sd 




VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 203 

Meux Enter into Bond with Security to the Vestry for Porform- 
ance of the Same. Capt. Rich*d Meux has offered to give Bond 
with his Securityes, Coll. Foster & Capt. Wm. Massie, who are 
approved by the Vestry for his Performance of the Collection, and 
has given bond accordingly. 

D. Mossom, Min'r ; Jos. Foster, Rich'd Littlepage, John Dand- 
ridge, Chas. Massie, Walt. Clopton, Jos. Marston; Wm. Massie, 
Rich'd Meux, Church Wardens. 

Recorded by James Holmes, Clk of the Vestry. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish by adjournment OctV 
3rd to i6th, 1747. 

The Rev'd Mr. Mossom, Min'r; Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Coll. 
Jos. Foster, Mr.. John Parke, Coll. Dan'l Parke Custis, Mr. Joseph 
Marston, Coll. William Macon, Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Mr. 
Walter Clopton, Vestrymen; Capt. Rich'd Meux, Capt. William 
Massie, Church Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Debt'r. 

To the Reverend Mr. Mossom his Salary to Septem'r the 

29th 16000 

to Cask to do. at 4 p. Cent 640 

to the Reverend Mr. Mossom for the Deficiency of the 

Glebe 1600 

to Cask to do. at 4 p. cent 64 

To James Holmes his Salary to Sept'r 20th 1800 

to William Forbess his Salary as Sexton 1000 

to David Patterson for keeping Margaret Grumbal 800 

to Hannah Crump for keeping an Orphan Child 600 

to Cornelius Matthews for keeping his mother 500 

to Sam'l Bailey for keeping Mary Major 500 

to Israel Austin for keeping his Brother 250 

to Stephen Moon for keeping his Brother 976 

to James Ashcraft do. his Father 700 

to Mary Taliaferro, do. Charles Gooding 500 

to Mr. Waller for a Copie of the List of Tithables 18 

to Maj'r John Dandridge for 2 Copies do 36 

To Sarah Broker for washing the Surplice 150 

to the Collector for Delinquents including the Ballance due 329 



204 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

to Margery Clart for keeping Christopher Bendall 400 

to Dan1 Carroll for do do 300 

to Capt. William Massie's Acco't, £17, 10, 2>^, in Tobo. 

at 1 1 p. ct 3180 

to Robert Clopton for making a Coffin for Geo. Mason 10 1 90 
to James Ashcraft for Burying Thomas Ashcraft, ii, 8s., 

7^, 251 

to the Reverend Mr. Mossom for 6 Bottles of Wine, i. 
4, o 220 



30901 
to 6 lb Tobo: p. Poll 6690 



37591 
to Collection at 6 p. Cent 2256 



Per Contra 39847 

By 1118 Tithables at 36 lb. Tobo p. Poll 40248 

Remains due to the Parish from the Collector, 401 lb. Tobo. 

The office of a Parish Clk. and Clk. of the Vestry becoming void 
by the Death of James Holmes, William Baker is chosen in the 
said Offices by the Minister and Majority of the Vestry, and took 
the Oaths as required by Law. 

Capt. Richard Meux is Continued Church Warden for the En- 
suing year, and Mr. Ambrose Dudley is Chosen Church Warden 
in the Room of Capt. William Massie. 

Being the Opinions of the Vestry that Maj. William Gray is 
Legally removed Out of the Parish & his office of a Vestr)mian 
becoming Void, Mr. Geo. Webb is Chosen in his Room ; the Clk. 
is to give him Notice to attend the next Vestry. 

Ordered that the Church Wardens Demand Alice Warren's 
Child from Gideon Beltes if he is removing out of the Colony, 
and Binds the s'd Child to Jos. Crump. 

Ordered That Israel Austin for keeping his Brother the Ensu- 
ing year have 500 lb. Tobacco. 

Ordered That Daniel Patterson have 800 lb. Tobo. for keeping 
Margaret Grumbal the Ensuing year. 

Ordered that Cornelius Matthews have 600 lb. Tobo. for keep- 
ing his mother the Ensuing year. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 205 

Ordered That the Church Wardens remove Mary Major to 
another place, &c. 

Ordered Mary Fargesson be allowed 500 lb. Tobo. for keeping 
Chas. Gooding the Ensuing year. 

Ordered Edward Lewis be allowed 1200 lb. Tobo. for keeping 
his mother the Ensuing year. 

This Vestry is adjourned to Oct'er the 24th, 1747. 

David Mossom, MinV ; William Macon, Joseph Foster, Daniel 
Parke Custis, John Parke, Walter Clopton, William Massie, 
Vestrymen ; Richard Meux, Ambrose Dudley, Church Wardens. 
Recorded by William Baker, Clk. of the Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish which was continued 
by adjournment from the 24th of this Instant, October, to the 31st. 

Present : 

The Reverend Mr, Mossom, Min'r; Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, 
Mr. Matt'w Anderson, Mr. John Parke; Capt. Richard Meux, 
Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Church Wardens. 

Ordered That 6 lb Tobacco p. Poll, be levy'd on every Tithable 
in this Parish and that the Collector deliver the Said Tobo. to the 
Church Wardens who are impowered & required to Sell the same 
for ready Money at the best Market that shall Offer. 

Mr. Ambrose Dudley being Chosen Church Warden in the 
Room of Capt. William Massie at the Vestry held OctV the i6th, 
1747, was accordingly Sworn this Day before Capt. Richard Lit- 
tlepage. 

Ordered that Agness, the Bastard Child of Alice Warren, who 
had been formerly Bound to Gideon Beltes, be Bound by the 
Church Wardens to Francis Harris, the said Gideon Beltes having 
resigned the Indenture. 

This day the Parish levy being Proportioned we find it 
amounts to the Sum of 36 lb. Tobo. p. Poll, on 1118 Tithables, 
which said Sum of Tobacco Capt. Rich'd Meux is impowered to 
Collect from Every Tithable Person in this Parish, the said Meux 
having already Entered into Bond with his Security, Mr. Am- 
brose Dudley and Mr. MattV Anderson, who are approved by the 
Vestry for his Performance of the Collection. 

David Mossom; Richard Littlepage, David Mossom, MinV; 



206 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 

Richard Littlepage, Walter Clopton, Wiirm Massie, Matt'w An- 
derson, John Parke, Vestrymen; Richard Meux, Ambrose Dud- 
ley, Church Wardens. 

Recorded by William Baker^ Clk. Vestry. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish Sep'r 29th, 1748. 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. Mossom, Min'r ; Capt. Rich'd Meux, Col. Jos. 
Foster, Capt. Wm. Massie, Mr. Geo. Webb, Mr. Walter Clopton, 
Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Capt. Rich'd Littlepage and Colo. Will'm 
Macon ; Capt. Rich'd Meux, Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Ch. Wardens. 

Mr. Geo. Webb was this day Sworn into the office of a Vestry- 
man before Colo. Jos. Foster & Capt. Wm. Massie, having been 
Chosen into the said Office the last Vestry in the Room of Maj'r 
Will'm Gray, who has Remov'd himself out of the Parish. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. lb. Tobo. 

To the Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom his Salary to ye 29th Sep'r 16000 

To Cask. 4 p. ct 640 

To Do. for Deficiency of a Glebe 1600 

To Do. 4 P. Ct. for cask 64 

To Wm. Baker's Salary to be pd. to Jos. Crump 1800 

To Wm. Forbush, Sexton, his Salary 1000 

To David Patteson for Margaret Grumball 800 

To Hannah Crump for an Orphan Child 600 

To Cornelius Matthews for his Mother 600 

To Geo. Waddell for Mar>' Major, Rec'd of Sam'l Bailey 535 

To Israel Austin for his Brother 500 

To Mary Fergeson for Char's Gooding 500 

To Mr. Waller for Copia List. 18 

Mr. Dandridge 2 Do 36 

To Sarah Broker for Washing 150 

To the Collector for Delinquents 1712 

To Margery Clark for Christ'er Bendal 600 

To Edward Lewis for his mother 1200 

To Capt, Massie's Acct., £10, o, 6>^ a I2|6 1204 

To Alex. Fargisson for Sarah Turner 600 

To Jas. Clarkson — his Levy 30 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 20/ 

To Henry Scrugs 36 

To Wm. Forbush for Andrea Feraea 100 

To do. for clearing the Church yard 5^ 

Carried Forward 3^375 

To 6 lb. Tobo. P. Poll, for the Parish Use 6660 

To Collecting at 6 P. ct 2222 

39257 
Contra, Cr. 

By Ballance due from the Collector last year 401 

By mo Tithes a 35 lb. P. Poll 38850 

• 39251 
Ballance due to the Collector 6 



39257 



Ordered that the Ch. Wardens do Provide for the Orphan 
Child of Agnes Crump, Deceased. 

That David Patterson have 800 lb, Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Grumbal. 

That Cornelius Matthews have 600 lb. for keeping his mother. 

That SamT Bailey have 500 lb. for keeping Mary Major. 

That Mary Fargison have 500 lb. for Chas. Gooding. 

That Edward Lewis have 1200 lb. for his mother. 

That Will'm Forbush have 400 lb. for Andrew Femea. 

That Mr. Ambrose Dudley be continued ch. Warden, and -that 
Mr. George Webb be ch. Warden in the Room of Capt. Rich'd 
Meux. 

That the high Sheriff be collector for this Parish the ensuing 
yeare. 

Collo. Foster and Mr. Webb Securityes. 

This day the Parish Levy being Processioned we find it 
amounts to the Sum of 35 lb. Tobo. p. poll, on mo Tithables, 
which said Sum of Tobo. Capt. John Richardson is Impowered 
to Collect from Every Tithable in the Parish. 

Ordered that the Clerk of the Vestry Deliver to the Present 
Collector the List of Delinquents Returned to the Vestry by the 
late Collector in 1746 & 1747, to be Levy'd as the Law Directs, 



208 VESTRY BCX)K OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

and to be accounted for to the Ch. Wardens for the use of the 
Parish. 

D. Mossom, Min'r ; Walter Clopton, Rich'd Littlepage, Wiirm 
Massie, Willm Macon, Rich'd Meux, John Parke; Geo. Webb, 
Ambrose Dudley, Ch. Wardens. 

Recorded by John Ryan, Clk. Vestry. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish by Adjournment from 
Sept. 29th to October the nth, 1749. 

Present : 
The Rev'd Mr. Mossom, Min'r; Colo. Will'm Macon, Colo. 
Jos. Foster, Col. D. P. Custis, Mr. Jos. Marston, Capt. Rich'd 
Meux, Mr. John Parke, Vestrymen ; Mr. Geo. Webb, Mr. Amb. 
Dudley, Church Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish, Debter, lbs. Tobo. 

To the Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom's Salary to the 29th Sept. 16000 

to Cask to do. at 4 P. Cent ; 640 

to the Rev'd Mr. Mossom for deficiency of a Glebe & Cask 1664 

to John Ryan's Salary as Clerk of the Church & Vestry . . 1800 

to Will'm Forbes, Sexton, his Salary 100 

to Cornelius Matthews for Maintaining his Mother 600 

to Samuel Bailey for Mary Major 500 

to James Turner for Charles Goodwin 500 

to Maj'r Dandridge for 2 Lists Tithables 36 

to Mr. Benja. Waller for i Do 18 

to Sarah Brooker for washing the Ch. Linnen , 150 

to Will'm Meanly for the Support of his Daughter 700 

to Margery Clark for keeping two Bastard Children .... 1000 

to Capt. Littlepage for Chex Linnen for the Children. . . . 66 

to Hannah Crump for keeping a Bastard Child 700 

to Will'm Forbes for keeping Andrew Fornea 400 

to Edward Lewis for maintaining his mother 1200 

to Allow'd Will'm Hewlet on acct. of a Bastard Child . . 200 

to Allow'd the Collector for Delinquents as P. Acct 451 

to Mr. Webb, acct, £9, 2, 5, in Tobo. at 14 P. ct 1303 

to Colo. Macon's Do., £1, 6, 3, at Do 187 

to the Collector for Ballance due to him the Last Levy. . 6 

29121 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 209 

Collector's Salary at 6 P. ct 1747 

Debt carried forward and to the Parish Debt brought over 30868 
The Parish Cr*t. — By the Collector for Delinquents of last 

year by him received 79^ 

By 1151 Tithables at 26 P. Poll 29926 

Ballancc due to the CollV to be allowed next year 150 

30868 

Ordered that Eliza. Morris be allowed 400 lbs. Tobo. for the 
keeping of Andrew Fornea. 

That the two Bastard Children of Mary Dunstcn be Bound out 
by the Church Wardfsns. 

That the Bastard Daughter of Mary Dixon, Dec'ed, be bound 
to Wiirm Hewlet by the Ch. Wardens, The Vestry allowing the 
said Hewlet 200 lb. Tobo. 

That the Church Wardens pay the Rev'd Mr. Mossom's acct, 
viz., 24, which he delivered at the last Vestry, which at present 
is mislaid. 

That the Church Wardens pay to Alex'r Fargisson his acct, 
viz., 3, 9|i, which he Delivered to the last Vestry. 

That the Church Wardens pay the Rev'd Mr. Mossom 24 1 for 
the Preceeding year. 

That the Church Wardens pay Doc'r Newyear Smith's acct, i|6, 

That Mr. Geo. Webb be continued Church Warden and that 
Mr. John Parke \>e chosen Church Warden in the Room of Mr. 
Ambrose Dudley. 

That all the Tithables belonging to Mr, Rich'd Farrell's Quar- 
ter, Augustine Pasley, David Ross, John Ross, & John Ross, the 
son of Rich'd Ross, & John Downs be added to the Gang under 
Michael Harfield, Surveyor. 

That the Bastard Children of Mary Dunston be Committed to 
the care of Jane Davis till they can be bound out. She being 
allowed after the Rate of 500 lb. Tobo. P. Ann. for Each chircf, 

Mr. John Parke took the Oath of Church Warden & John Ryan 
Clerk of the Parish & Vestry. 

This Day the Parish Levy being Laid we find it amounts to 
the sum of 30076 Pounds of Tobo,, which being Divided by 1151 
the Number of Tithables this present year, makes 26 lb Tobo. P. 



210 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

Poll., which sum of 261b. Tobo. Mr. John Richardson, High Sher- 
iff, is impowered to Collect, he Entering into Bond with Security 
for the Performance of his office, D, P. Custis & Jos. Foster, 
Gent., Securities. Bond to be given to the Church Wardens by 
New Kent NovV Court. 

D. Mossom. min'r; D. P. Custis, Jos. Foster, Jos. Marston, 
Rich'd ^leux, Amb. Dudley: Geo. Webb, John Parke, Church 
Wardens. 

Recorded by John Ryan, elk. Vestry. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish by Adjournment from 
ye 29th Sept. past to ye 26th of Novem'r, 1750. 

Present : 
The Rev'd Mr. Mossom, Min'r ; Colo. Wm. Macon, Mr. Walt. 
Clopton, Colo. Jos'h Foster, Mr. Amb. Dudley, Colo. D. P. Cus- 
tis,. Mr. Jos'h Marston. Mr. Rich'd Meux, Mr. Matt'w Anderson, 
Vestrymen ; Mr. Geo. Webb, Mr. John Parke, Church Wardens. 

St. Peter's Parish Debt'r. lbs. Tobo. 

To the Rev'd Mr. David Mossom's Sallary to ye 29th 

Sept'r Past 16000 

To Cask to Do. at 4 P. Cent 640 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom's Deficiency of a Glebe & Cask 

to Do 1664 

To Jno. Ryan his Sallary as Clerk of the Parish & Vestry, 

deducting 103 lb. Tobo 1800 

Paid by Jno. Armi stead to George Walton * * 

To Wm Forbes, Sexton, his Sallary 1000 

To Mr. Geo. Webb's acct for Goods Delivered for ye Poor, 

i6, 12, 6, Tob. a 2 P. ct 795 

To Colo. Wm. Macon's Acct. for Do., delivered Do., £3, 

19, 4, in Tobo. a 2 P. C 476 

To Mr. Nath'l Noah's Acct. for Goods delivered by, 

Order, £6, 14, 8, a do , 808 

To Capt. Wm. Massie's Acct. for goods delivered, £7, 19, 

2, in Tobo. a do 955 

To Eliza Morris for a P. stockings for Andrew Furnea, o 

o 1. I. 6 in Tobo. a do 

To Mr. Geo. Heath for keeping Christ. Bendall 2 mo. . . . 300 

Burying him & Digging his grave, &c. 



VESTRY. BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 211 

To John Hutchinson's Acct. for keeping Mary Mahone, 

£2-17-6, Tobo. a do 345 

To Cornelius Mattheys for keeping his mother 600 

To Samuel Bailey for keeping Mary Major 500 

To MajV Dandridge for Copy two Lists Tithables 36 

To Mr. Benja. Waller for one Do 18 

To Sarah Brooker for washing the Church Linnen 150 

To Wm. Meanly for the Support of his Daughter 700 

To Jane Davis for keeping Mary Dunstan's Bastard Chil- 
dren iOGO 

To Hannah Crump for keeping a Bastard child 700 

To Eliza. Morris for keeping Andrew Furnea 400 

To Edw. Lewis for keeping his Mother 8 mo. & Burying 

her 950 

To Mary Clopton for keeping Mary Jozard 300 

To Jane Brothers for Charles Askew, 17s., 6d 105 

To Sarah Brooker towards her maintenance 200 

To Martha Hight toward her maintenance 300 

To James Turner for keeping Charles Goodwin 500 

To Mary Anderson towards her maintenance 300 

To Mary Spencer for the Support of her Daughter 300 

To Rich'd Crump Jurs., Acct. Allowed, £0, 17, 9^4, In Tobo. 

at 2d. p. lb 107 

To the Collector for Delinquents Returned 1040 

32998 

To Ballance due to ye Collector last year P 1 50 

To the Collector's Sallary a 6 P. Cent 1984 

Contra, Cr. 35137 

By 1 156 Tithables at 30 lb. Tobo. P. Poll. 34680 

Ball, due to ye Collector to be allowed Next year 457 

35137 
Ordered That Eliza. Morris be alloyed 400 lb. Tobo. for keep- 
ing Audrey Furnea. 

That Cornelius Mattheys be alloy'd for keeping his mother 600. 
lb. Tobo. 

That Samuel Bailey be alloy 'd for keeping Mary Major 500 lb. 
Tobo. 



212 VESTRY BCX)K OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

That James Turner be allowed for keeping Charles Goodwin 
500 lb. Tobo.. 

That Mary Clopton be allowed for keeping Mary Gogan 500 
lb. Tobo. the Ensuing year. 

That Hannah Crump be allowed for keeping a Bastard Child 
600 lb. Tobo. 

That Samuel Plumley be appointed Sexton in the Room of Wm. 
Forbes, Dec'ed, with the like Sallary that Forbes served for. 

That Mr. Matthew Anderson be Appointed Church Warden 
in the Room of Mr. George Webb. 

The Vestrymen now Present have agreed to meet upon Easter 
Tuesday next in Order to Settle the Accts. Relating to the Parish. 

This Day the Parish Levy being laid we find it amounts to the 
Sum of 35137 Pounds of Tobo., which being Divided by 11 56, 
the Number of Tithables this Present Year, makes 30 lb. Tobo. 
P. Poll., which sum of 30 lb. Tobo. Mr. John Armistead is im- 
powered to Collect, he Entering into Bond with his Securities, 
Colo. Joseph Foster & Mr. John Parke for the Performance of 
this office. 

This Day Mr. Matthew Anderson took the oaths to the Govern- 
ment & of a church Warden before Colo. William Macon & Colo. 
Joseph Foster. 

D. Mossom, MinV ; William Macon, D. P. Custis, Jos'h Foster, 
Walter Clopton, Rich'd Meux, Ambrose Dudley; John Parke, 
Matth'w Anderson, Church Wardens. 



At a Vestry met in the Vestry Room of St. Peter's Parish and 
held August ye 24th, 1751. 

Present : 

The Rev'd. Mr. D. Mossom, Min'r; William Macon, Walter 
Clopton, Ambrose Dudley, George Webb, Vestrymen; John 
Parke, Ch. Warden. 

The members Present Subscribed to be conformable to the 
Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of England as by Law Es- 
tablished. 

Upon the Motion made by the Rev'd Mr. Mossom that there are 
now Several Vacancies in this Vestry by the Death of Mr. Wil- 
liam Massie, the Removal of Mr. Matthew Anderson into an- 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 2I3 

Other Parish and County, And the Resignation of Mr. Meux, Sig- 
nified by a Letter under his hand dated August 12, 175 1, Directed 
to this Vestry, and delivered by Mr. Parke, Church Warden. 

Resolved, That Mr. John Lewis and Mr. William Hopkins be 
appointed Two of the Vestry Men of this Parish, and that the 
Clerk do give them Notice thereof. 

Mr, Jesse Scott and Mr. William Gray were also nominated, 
and upon taking the votes of the Minister and Vestry here pres- 
ent, the same were equally divided, and ye Election of One of 
them Refer'd to ye Next Vestry. 

Present: Richard Littlepage, Gent. 

Elizabeth Forbes, Widow of Wm. Forbes, late Sexton, is ap- 
pointed to Execute that Office in the Room of Samuel Plumley, 
lately Deceased. 

William Macon, Gent., is appointed Church Warden in the 
Room of Mr. Matthew Anderson, Lately Removed. 

Upon Consideration of an Order of the Court of James Citv 
County bearing date July 8th, 1751, and also an Order of the 
Court or New Kent County dated July 11, 1751, directing the 
Vestry of this Parish to divide the Lands into Precincts and to 
appoint Persons to Procession the same according to Law. 

Ordered That all Lands in this Parish be Continued and di- 
vided into Twenty Precincts, the same that have been hitherto 
Accustomed to be Processioned, and that the Persons whose 
Names are Under Specified in Each Precinct Respectively, do 
Procession the Same, and Return to the Vestry an Account of 
their Proceedings; That is to say, in Precinct 

No. I. John Roper and Henry Atkinson. 

No. 2. George Poindexter & William Poindexter. 

No. 3. William Perkins & Jonathan Patteson. 

No. 4. Walter Clopton & Robert Jarratt. 

No. 5. Jesse Scott & George Waddill. 

No. 6. Anthony Cole & John Waddill. 

No. 7. William Macon & Martin Hewlet. 

No. 8. Richard Crump & William Clopton. 

No. 9. John Parke & Edward Bacon. 

No. 10. Charles Mannin & Joseph Ellyson. 

No. II. Thomas Martin & Devereux Clopton. 

No. 12. Robert Ellyson & William Johnson. 



214 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PPITER S PARISH. 

No. 13. James Roberts & Walter Daniel. 

N^o. 14. Charles Crump & Henry Scrugs. 

No. 15. George Wilkinson & Ambrose Dudley. 

No. 16. Thomas Moss & Richard Meanley. 

No. 17. Francis Barnes & Joseph Weaver. 

No. 18. William Vaughan & William Gregory. 

No. 19. William Vaiden & Thomas Hilliard. 

No. 20. Thomas Pinchback & Jacob Ragland. 

And that Such Processioning shall be by them Respectively 
made between the Last day of September and the Last day of 
March next coming, as to them shall seem most convenient. 

Ordered That a Vestry be summoned and held on Monday, the 
30th day of September next, for laying the Parish Levy and for 
dispatch of other parochial affairs. And the Church wardens 
do give Notice to all persons who they shall be informed have 
in their hands any money or Tobacco due to this Parish, That 
they do Appear at the said Vestry to give account thereof. 

D. Mossom Min'r; Walter Clopton, Rich'd Littlepage, Am- 
brose Dudley, Geo. Webb ; William Macon, John Parke, Church 
Wardens. 



At a Vestry held at the Vestry Room of St. Peter's Parish the 
30th day of September, 1751. 

The Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom, MinV; Capt. RichM Littlepage, 
Mr. George Webb, Mr. Joseph Mai-ston, Vestrymen ; Colo. Wm. 
Macon, Colo. D. P. Custis, Mr. Walter Clopton, Mr. Ambrose 
Dudley; John Parke, William Macon, Church Wardens. Colo. 
William IVIacon (by order of the laSt Vestry being appointed 
Churchwarden in the Room of Mr. Matthew Anderson, lately 
Removed) This day took the Oath of a Church Warden. 

Mr. John Lewis & Mr. William Hopkins being Elected Vestry- 
men at the last Vestry held for this Parish, This day took the 
Oaths Required by Law, and Subscribed to be Conformable to 
the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of England, and were 
thereupon Admitted members of the Vestry. 

Present : 

John Lewis, William Hopkins. 

Mr. William Hopkins Elected Church Warden in the Room of 
Mr. John Parke, and this day took Oath of Church Warden. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 21 5 

Pursuant to a Reference of the last Vestry, the Election of Mr. 
William Gray & Mr. Jesse Scott to be a Vestry-Man in the Room 
of Mr. Rich'd Meux, who then Resign'd. Mr. William "Gray 
being this day duly Elected, took the Oaths Required by Law, 
and Subscribed to be Conformable to the Doctrine and Discipline 

of the Church of England, and was thereupon admitted a mem- 
ber of this Vestry, 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom's Salary to the 29th Instant . . 16000 

To Cask & Shrinkage— 8 P. cent 1280 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom for Deficiency of a Glebe — cask 

& shrinkage 1728 

To John Ryan's Salary, Clerk of the Parish & Vestry. . . . 1800 
To Eliza. Forbes, Sexton, including 3. 4. o. lb. Tobo. to be 

paid by the Collector to El'za, the Widdow of Sam'l 

Plumley, late Sexton, decked 1000 

To Eliza. Morris for keeping Andrew Furnea 400 

To Cornelius Mattis for keeping his mother 600 

To Sam'l Bailey for keeping Mary Major 500 • 

To James Turner for keeping Charles Goodin 500 

To Mary Clopton for keeping Mary Gozard 600 

To Hannah Crump for keeping a Bastard Child 600 

To William Meanley for the Support of his Daughter. . . . 700 

To Major Dandridge for 2 Lists of Tithables 2>^ 

To Mr. Benja. Waller for i Do 18 

To Sarah Brooker towards her. maintainance 300 

To Martha Hithe the Same 300 

To Mary Anderson towards his support 300 

To Mary Spencer for the Support of her Daughter 300 

To Sarah Brooker for washing the Church Linnen 150 

To Jane Davis for keeping two Bastard Children 1000 

To Richard Tomson towards his Support 400 

To George Barker towards his Support 500 

To Millinton Dixon for Burying Charles Asque 450 

To Noel Waddill for Burying two Persons 300 

To Edward Patteson for Lidia Philips 200 

29962 

To the Collector's Salary at 6 P. Cent 1798 

To Do. for the Ballance of Last Levy's due to him 457 

To Do. for Insolvents, in 1750 964 



2l6 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

Contra, Cr. 

By 1 136 Tithables at 30 lb. Tob. P. Poll 34080 

Ballance in the Collector's hands to be Accounted for to the 

Vestry 899 

33181 
Pursuant to an Order made last Vestry Mr. Lewis Webb hav- 
ing Registered the Processioning Orders and Returns of 1747 
in the Vestry Book, this day Returned the same, which being Ex- 
amined by the Church Wardens, were found to be truly Regis- 
tered. 

Ordered That the Several Sums Under Specified by the Church 
Wardens in monev, vizt: 

i S. D. 

To Parke Bailey his account allow'd i. 2. 2 

To Colo. William Macon 3.10. 9 

To Matthew Anderson's Estate 2.18. 6 

To George Heath 8. 

To Farqr. Matheson i .16. o 

To Rich'd Crump, Jr., to repairs to the Church 10.00 o 

i- 19.15- 5 

Ordered That Charles Pearson be Allow'd 400 lbs. Tobo. for 
keeping Andrew Furnea. 

That Cornelius Matthews be allowed 600 lbs. Tobo. for keep- 
ing his mother. 

That Sam'l Bailey be allowed 500 lbs. Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Major. 

That James Turner be allowed 500 lbs. Tobo. for keeping 
Charles Goodwin. 

That Mary Clopton be allow'd 600 lbs. Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Gozard. 

That Hannah Crump be allow'd 600 lbs. Tobo. for keeping 
Agathe Crump's Child. 

That James Morris be allow'd 900 lbs. Tobo. for keeping Mary 
Dunstan's Bastard children during their Continuance with him. 

Ordered That all persons indebted to the Parish do account 
with the Church Wardens and Pay their Hands the Several Sums 
due from them, and in failure of Payment, the Church Wardens 
are required to bring suit for the Recovery of the Same. 



.VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 217 

Ordered That the Church Wardens bring suit agfainst John 
Hoy, of Albemarle County, upon the Acco't of two Bastard Chil- 
dren born of the body of Mary Dunstan, which Bastards were 
sworn to the said Hoy by the said Dunstan, and at present are 
and have been for some years Past, very chargeable to this Par- 
ish. 

This day the Parish Levy being laid we find it amounts to the 
Sum of 33181 Pounds of Tobacco,, which being Divided by 1136, 
the Number of Tithables this Present Year, Amounts to 30 lb. 
P. Poll., which Sum of 30 lb. Tobo. P. Poll., Maj'r William Gray 
is impowered to Collect, he giving Bond with his Securities, Mr. 
Walter Clopton, & for the Performance of his office. 

D. Mossom, Min'r; Dan'l Parke Custis, John Lewis, Rich'd 
Littlepage, Joseph Marston, George Webb, Ambrose Dudley, 
Walter Clopton, William Gray, John Parke, Wm. Macon, Wm. 
Clopton, Church Wardens. 

At a Vestry Met in the Vestry Room of St. Peter's Parish, and 
held the 20th day of Nov'r, 1752. 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom, MinV ; Mr. John Parke, Mr. Wal- 
ter Clopton, Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Vestrymen; Colo. William 
Macon, Mr. William Hopkins, Church Wardens. 

Ordered That Col. William Macon and Mr. William Hopkins 
be continued Church Wardens for the Ensuing year. 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. lbs. Tobo. 

To the Rev. Mr. Mossom's Salary to the 29th SeptemV. . 16000 

To Cask & Shrinkage 8 P. ct 1280 

To the Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom for Deficiency of a Glebe, 

cask & Shrinkage 1728 

To John Ryan's Salary as Clerk of the Church & Vestry to 

ye 29th SepV 1800 

To Eliza. Forbes, Sextones till the 25th March 500 

To Edward Beltes, Sexton, from the 25th March till ye 

29th Sep'r 500 

To Cornelius Mattis for keeping his Mother 600 

To Samuel Bailey for keeping his Mother-in-Law 500 

To James Turner for keeping Charles Goodin 500 



2l8 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

To ]\Iary Clopton for keeping Mary Gozard 6oc 

To William Meanley for the Support of his Daughter. . . . 503 

To Mr. Benja. Waler for a Copy List Tithables 18 

To Sarah Broker towards 'her Maintainance 300 

To Mary Hithe toward her Maintainance 300 

To Mary Anderson towards her Support 300 

To Mary Spencer towards the Support of her Daughter . . 600 

To Sarah Broker for washing the Church Linnen 150 

To Charles Pearson's Acc't allow 'd for keeping Andrew 

Fornca 6 mo 200 

To William Terrell's Acc't Allow'd for keeping Do. 6 mo. 20<3 
To Mr. Jonathan Patteson's i\.cc't allow'd i6|i in Tobo a 

I2\6 P. Ct 135 

To Edward Richardson's Acc't 13 1 4 In Tobo. a Do 107 

To Francis Harris's Acc't 13I9 In Tobo a Do no 

To Maj'r John Dandridge's Acc't allow'd 212 

To William Perkins for 5 Horse Blocks 132 

To Gideon Massie for keeping Geo. Barker 8 Mo 300 

To Capt. Jesse Scott his Acc't allow'd 1200 

To Unity Raymond towards her Support 500 

To the Collector for Delinquents Return'd 540 

To Richard Crump, Jun'r's Acc't Allow'd, £3. 6. 9., In To- 
bo a I2|6 P. Ct 534 

To Alex'r Fargison for Burying John Turner 150 

To Sarah Crump for keeping Mary Bailey 4 mo 350 

30846 
To the Collector's Salary at 6 P. ct 1850 

32696 
John L. Poindexter. 
Contra., Cr.. 

By Tobo. due from the Collector last year 899 

By 1025 Tithables at 31 lb. Tobo. P. Poll 31775 

By a Remainder due to the Collector to be allow'd him 
next year 22 

32696 
Ordered That Mr. Edmund Bacon, Capt. Jesse Scott, and Mr. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 21 9 

Jonathan Patteson be appointed Vestry Men in the Room of Colo. 
Joseph Foster & Mr. Joseph Marston, Dec'ed, and Maj'r William 
Gray, who is Removed out of this Colony, And that the Clerk 
do give them Notice to attend at the Next Vestry to be held for 
this Parish. 

That Colo. William Macon do Pay Mr. John Street io|io for 
his Trouble in Surveying and Laying off an acre of Land given 
by Capt. William Taylor for the Use of St. Peter's Church, and 
that he Pay Mr. Bartlot Anderson io|io for writing a Deed for 
the said Land. 

That Colo. William Macon do Pay Richard Thomson £2, Sio; 
John Reynolds, £3 ; Charles Hughes, £2 ; Mr. William Hopkins, 
£1 ; And Mr. Parkes Bailey, 12 1 6. 

That the Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom Deliver to the Clerk of the 
Vestry Maj'r John Dandridge's Receipt for the Bonds due to Mr. 
David McGill, ExecV, in the year 1735. 

That Edward Bettes be Appointed Sexton in the Room of 
Eliza. Furbes, whose Salary being the 29th of Sept. Last. 

This Day the Parish Levy being laid we find it Amounts to 
the Sum of 32696 Pounds of Tobo., which being Divided by 1025, 
the Number qi Tithables this Present year Amounts to 31 lb. 
Tobo. P. Poll., which Sum of 31 lb. Tobo. P. Poll., Mr. John Ar- 
mistead is empowered to Collect, he giving Bond with his Securi- 
ties, Mr. Ambrose Dudley and Mr. John Parke, for the Perform- 
ance of his Office as Collector. 

Signed by D. Mossom, Min'r ; Walter Clopton, Ambrose Dud- 
ley, John Parke, Vestrymen ; William Macon, William Hopkins, 
Church Wardens. 

Recorded by John Ryan, Clerk of the Vestry. 



At a Vestry held at the Vestry Room of St. Peter's Parish the 
29th Day of Sept., 1753. 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom, Min'r: Colo. D.P. Custis, Mr. John 
Parke, Mr. John Lewis, Vestrymen ; Colo. William Macon, Mr. 
William Hopkins, Ch. Wardens. 

Mr. Edmund Bacon, Mr. Jesse Scott & Mr. Jonathan Patte- 
son being Chosen Vestrymen at the last Vestry, and the Clerk be- 
ing Ordered to give them Notice of the Same, They Accordingly 



220 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PAkio*-. 

appeared at this Vestry, and Quallify'd themselves as the Law 
Directs by taking the Oaths Appointed & Subscribing to be Con- 
formable to the Doctrine & Discipline of the Church of England^ 
& Subscribing the Test, and are admitted to their places in the 
Vestry. 

Present : 

§ 

Mr. Edmund Bacon, Mr. Jesse Scott. Mr. Jonathan Patteson. 
St. Peter's Parish, Dr. 

To the Rev'd Mr. David Mossom's Salary till 29 Sept'r. . 16000 

To Cask & Shrinkage 8 P. Ct 1280 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom for Deficiency of a Glebe, Cask 

& Shrinkage 1728 

To John Ryan's Salary as Clerk of the Parish & Vestry . . 1800 

To Edward Bettis, Do., as Sexton, till Sep'r 29 1000 

To Cornelius Mattis for keeping his Mother 600 

To Sam'l Bailey for keeping Mary Major 500 

To James Turner for keeping Charles Goodwin 500 

To Mary Clopton for keeping Mary Gozard 600 

To William Meanley for keeping his Daughter 500 

To Mr. Benja. Waller for One list Tithables 18 

To Sarah Broker towards her maintenance 300 

To Do. for washing the Church Linnen . 300 

To Mary Anderson towards her support 300 

To William Terrell for keeping Andrew Furneau 400 

To Colo. Jno. Dandridge for Two Lists Tithables 36 

To Mary Spencer towards the Support of her Daughter . . 600 

To Sarah Green towards her support 300 

To Unity Raymond towards her support 500 

271 12 

To Tobo. Ordered to be Levved for the use of the Parish 12611 



39723 

To the Collector's Salary at 6 P. ct 2383 

To Ballance due to the Collector last year 22 

P. Contra, Cr. 42128 

By 1 137 Tithables at 37 lb. Tob. P. Poll 42069 

Ballance due to the Collector to be allow'd him next year. . 59 

42128 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 221 

Ordered That Colo. William Macon & Mr. William Hopkins 
be continued Church Wardens for the Ensuing year. 

That the Church Wardens do pay to John Reynolds Three 
Pounds, and unto Rich'd Thomson Forty Shillings. 

That the Church Wardens do Settle with Mr. John Armistead 
for the Money in his hands due to the Parish, and Receive the 
Same and account with the Vestry for it. 

That the Sum of 12611 of Tobo. be Levy'd for the use of the 
Parish, and to be Sold by the Church Wardens as Soon as it can 
be collected. 

This Day the Parish Levy being Laid we find it to amount to 
the Sum of 42128 Pounds of Tobo., which being Divided by 1137, 
the Number of Tithables this present year. Amounts to 37 Pounds 
of Tobo. P. Poll, and a Remainder of 59 lb. Tobo, Which Sum of 
37 lbs. Tobo. P. Poll., Mr. John Armistead is Impowered by 
this Vestry to Collect, he giving Bond with his Securities, Mr. 
John Parke and Mr. Jonathan Patteson for the due Performance 
of his Office as Collector. 

David Mossom, Min'r; Dan'l Parke Custis, John Parke, John 
Lewis, Edmund Bacon, Jesse Scott, Jonathan Patteson, Vestry- 
men ; William Macon, William Hopkins, Church Wardens. 

Recorded by John Ryan, Clerk of the Vestry. 

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish the 28th Day of Sep- 
tember, Anno Dom., 1754. 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom, MinV ; Colo. Dan'l Parke Custis, 
Capt. Edmund Bacon, Mr. John Parke, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. 
Geo. Webb, Mr. Jesse Scott, Mr. Walter Clopton, Mr. Jonas 
Patteson, Vestrymen; Colo. William Macon, Mr. William Hop- 
kins, Church Wardens. 

Saint Peter's Parish, Dr. lb. Tobo. 

To the Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom's Salary to the 29th Sept'r 16000 

To Cask & Shrinkage 8 P. Ct 1280 

To the Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom for Deficiency of a Glebe, 

Cask & Shrinkage 1728 

To John Ryan's, Salary as Clerk of the Parish & Vestry. . 1800 

To Do. for washing the Church Linnen 150 



222 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

To Edward Bettis, Sexton, his Salary icxx) 

To Cornelius Mattis for keeping his mother 6cxj 

To Sam'l Bailey for keeping Mary Major 500 

To George Waddill for keeping Charles Goodwin 5CK) 

To Mary Clopton for keeping Mary Gozard 600 

To William Meanley for keeping his Daughter 700 

To Mr. Benjamin Waller for a Copy of a list of Tithables 18 
To Sarah Brooker to be Disposed of for her Use by the Ch. 

Wardens 600 

To Colo. John Dandridge for 2 Lists of Tithables 36 

To Mr. Jona. Patteson for keeping Andrew Furneau .... 600 

To Mary vSpencer for keeping her Daughter 600 

To Sarah Green towards her Support 300 

To Unity Raymond towards her Support 500 

To 10 lb. Tobo. P. Poll. Levy'd P. Order of the Vestry . . 11 596 

To John Reynolds towards his Support 500 

To Mr. Jonas. Patteson's Acc't Allowed in Tobo. at I2|6 

Pr. Ct 206 

To Mr. William Terrell's Acc't, £1, 1,0, allow'd in Tobo. 

at Do 161 

To Richard Crump, JunV, for Repairs 50 

To the Collector for Delinquents & former Ballances .'. . . 1299 

To John Vaiden, Patroller's Parish Levy 37 

41355 

To the Collector's Salary a 6 P. Ct 2481 

43836 

Contra— P. 11 59 Tithables at 38 lb. Tobo. P. Poll 44042 

Ballance to be Accounted for by the Collector in Laying 

the Next Lew 206 



Ordered That Colo. William Macon & Mr. William Hopkins 
be Continued Church Wardens till the Next Vestry. 

That Mr. John Armistead do pay the Sum of £13, 15, of whic^ 
is the Sum he has Received for fines into the hands of Col 
William Macon, Church Warden. 

That Mr. William Hopkins do also pay to the said Colo. Mac 
the Sum of £7, 5, which he has now in his hands and is due to 
Parish. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 223 

Whereas, it appears to the Vestry that Colo. William Macon's 
Acc't, which he has this Day Produced, is just, & there is a bal- 
lance in his hands due to the Psh. of £34, i, 6j^ ; he is to keep 
the Said Ballance till it is Ordered to be disposed of by the Ves- 
try, together with the other sums to be paid to him. 

This day the Parish levy is laid and we find it amounts to 
the Sum of 43836 lb. Tobo., which being Divided by 11 59, the 
Number of Tithables in the Parish this Present year, Amounts 
to 38 lb. Tobo. P. Poll., Whereof John Hopkins is Appointed Col- 
lector, To the Performance of which he has given Bond with 
' his Securities, Mr. John Parke and Mr." Edmund Bacon. 

D. Mossom, Rect'r; Dan'l Parke Custis, George Webb, Walter 
Clopton, John Lewis, John Parke, Edmund Bacon, Jesse Scott, 
Jona. Patteson, Vestrymen; William Macon, William Hopkins, 
Ch. Wardens. 

Recorded by John Ryan, Clerk of the Vestry. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish, the 13th Day of 7br, 
1755, for appointing Processioners, and doing other Parish Busi- 
ness. 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom, Min'r ; Colo. D. P. Custis, Mr. 
Geo. Webb, Mr. John Parke, Capt. Elm. Bacon, Mr. John Lewis, 
Air. Walter Clopton, Mr. Jesse Scott, Mr. Jonathan Patteson, 
Vestrymen ; Mr. William Hopkins, Churchwarden. 

Pursuant to an order of the Court of James City County, Dated 
July the 14th, And also an order of the Court of New Kent Coun- 
ty, Dated June the 12th, 1755, Directing the Vestry of the Parish 
to Divide the Lands therein into Precincts and appoint Persons 
to Procession the Same According to Law. 

Ordered That all the Lands in this Parish be Divided into 
twenty Precincts, the same that have been hitherto Processioned, 
and that the Persons whose Names are Under Specified in each 
Precinct Respectively do Procession the Same, and Return to the 
Vestry an account of their Proceedings ; That is to say, 

No. I. John Ryan & Henry Atkinson. 

No. 2. Geo. Poindexter & Wm. Poindexter. 

3. Jona. Patteson & Robt. Baily. 

4. Walter Clopton & Robt. Jarrett. 



224 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

5. Jesse Scott & George Waddill. 

6. John Waddill & Noel Waddill. 

7. William Macon & Martine Hewlett. 

7. Rich'd Crump, Jr., & William Clopton. 

9. John Parke & Edward Bacon. 

10. Charles Manning & Joseph Ellyson. 

11. Thomas Martin & Devereux Clopton. 

12. Rob't Ellyson & Francis Harris. 

13. Edw'd Morgan & John Dollard. 

14. Charles Crump & Henry Scruggs. 

15. Geo. Wilkinson & Ambrose Dudley. 
i6. Thomas Moss & James Christian. 

17. Francis Barns & Joseph Weaver. 

18. William Gregory & John Green. 

19. William Vaiden & Thomas Hilliard. 

20. John Wilkinson & Jacob Ragland. 

And that Such Processioning Shall be by them Respectively 
made between the Last day of September, and the last day of 
March Next Ensuing, as to them Shall Seem most meet and Con- 
venient. 

Ordered That Colo. William Macon and Mr. William Hopkins 
be Continued Church Wardens till the next Vestry. 

That a Vestry be held on Monday the 29th of this Instant for 
Laying the Parish Levy, and doing other Parochial Business. 

Signed by the Rev'd Mr. David Mossom, Rector ; Dan'l Parke 
Custis, Walter Clopton, George Webb, Edmund Bacon, John 
Parke, John Lewis, Jun'r, Jesse Scott, Jonathan Patteson, Ves- 
trymen; Mr. William Hopkins, Church Warden. 

Recorded by John Ryan, Clk. of the Vestry. 



At a Vestry held at the Vestry Room of St. Peter's Parish for 
Laying the Parish Levy & doing other Parochial Business the 

29th day of Sept., 1755. 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom, Rector ; Colo. Daniel Parke Custis. 
Mr. Walter Clopton, Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Mr. John Parke, Mr. 
Edward Bacon, Mr. Jonathan Patteson, Mr. Jesse Scott, Vestry- 
men ; Colo. William Macon, Mr. William Hopkins, Church War- 
dens. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 225 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. lb. Tobo. 

To the Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom's Salary to this day 16000 

To Cask & Shrinkage 8 Per Centum 1280 

To the Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom for Deficiency of a Glebe, 

cask, &c 1728 

To John Ryan's Salary as Clerk of the Parish Vestry. . . 1800 

To John Ryan for washing the Church Linnen 150 

To Cornelius Matthews for keeping his mother & Bury- 
ing her 350 

To Sam'l Baily for keeping Mary Major, Levy'd for Geo. 

Waddill 506 

To George Waddill for keeping Charles Goodwin 500 

To Mary Clopton for keeping Mary Godard 600 

To William Meanley for keeping his Daughter 700 

To Mr. Benjamin Waller for a Copy of a List of Tithables 18 

To Colo. John Dandridge for a Copy of 2 Dos 36 

To Eliza. Morris for keeping Andrew Furneau 600 

To Mary Spencer for keeping her Daughter 600 

To Sarah Green towards her Support 300 

To Unity Raymond towards her Support 500 

To John Reynolds towards his & his wife's Support .... 500 
To Thomas Waddill for keeping Mary Bailey & Burying 

her 360 

To Eliza. Carrol Relieving Mark Flange 250 

To John Waddill for Burying Alice Warren 75 

To the Collector for Delinquents Retained 364 

To Martha Williams for her Relief 250 

To Colo. William Macon*s Acc't for Goods delivered for 
the use of the Poor; & Richard Crump's acc't for Re- 
pairs in the Church, £12, 19, 9, in Tobo. a 2d. P. lb 1558 

30019 
To the Collector's Salary at 6 P. Centum 1801 

P. Contra. Cr. 31820 

By 1 178 Tithables at 2^ Tobo. p. Poll 31806 

By Tobo. due to the Collector to ballance 14 

31820 



226 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

Ordered That the Vestry with the Consent of the Minister pro- 
ceed to the Choice of Church Wardens in the Place of Colo. Wil- 
liam Macon and Mr. William Hopkins, whose office Expires at 
this Vestry ; And accordingly Mr. Edmund Bacon and Mr. Jona- 
than Patteson are Chosen Church Wardens, and have Qualified 
themselves by taking the Oaths Requir'd by Law, before Colo. 
Daniel Parke Custis in the presence of the Minister and Vestry. 

Ordered That George Forbes, Son of Eliza. Forbes, be Levy 
free for the future. 

This Day the Parish Levy being laid, we find it amounts to 
the sum of £31820 Tobo., which being Divided by 1178 Tithables. 
as appears by the list, it amounts to the Sum of 27 lb. of Tobo. P. 
Poll. : and a Remainder of 14 lb. Tobo. due to the Collector. 
Whereof Colo. William Macon, High Sheriff, is appointed Col- 
lector to the true Performance of which he has given Bond to- 
gether with Colo. Daniel Parke Custis, his Security. 

D. Mossom, Rector ; Daniel Parke Custis, Walter Clopton, Am- 
brose Dudley, Rich'd Littlepage, William Macon, William Hop- 
kins, John Parke, Jesse Scott, John Lewis, Jun'r, Vestrymen; 
Edmund Bacon, Jonathan Patteson, Church Wardens. 

John Ryan, Clk. of the Vestry. 



At a Vestry met and held upon the Glebe Land the 30th day 

of Sepfr, 1755. 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom, Rector; Colo. William Macon, 
Colo. Dan'l Parke Custis, Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Mr. John Parke, 
Mr. John Lewis, Mr. William Hopkins, Mr. Jesse Scott, Vestry- 
ment; Capt. Edmund Bacon, Mr. Jonathan Patteson, Church 
Wardens. 

The gentlemen of the Vestry having this day met upon the 
Glebe Lands to Consult about building a Glebe, have come to the 
following Resolutions : 

1st. That an house be built upon the land which was bought 
of Philip Poindexter, as near as Conveniently may be to the house 
of the said Poindexter. 

2ly. That all such houses as are Required by Law be forth- 
with built and advertisements Published in the Gazette to give 
Notice to L^ndertakers to that Purpose. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 227 

3ly. That the 14th day of November Ensuing be the day fixed 
for the Meeting and Treating with Undertakers if it be a fair 
day ; if not, next fair day upon the Said Land. 

D. Mossom, Rector ; Dan'l Parke Custis, William Macon, Am- 
brose Dudley, John Parke, John Lewis, Jun'r, William Hopkins, 
Jesse Scott, Vestrymen; Edmund Bacon, Jonathan Patteson, 
Church Wardens. 

Recorded by John Ryan, Clerk of the Vestry. 

At a Vestry held at the Vestry Room of St. Peter's Parish ye 
29th Day of SeptV, Anno, 1756. 

Present : 
The Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom, Min'r; Colo. William Macon, 
Colo. D. P. Custis, Mr. Amb. Dudley, Mr. John Parke, Mr. Jesse 
Scott, Mr. Walter Clopton, Mr. Rich'd Littlepage, Vestrymen; 
Capt. Edmund Bacon, Church Warden. 

St. Peter's Parish Cr. lb. Tob. 
To the Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom, Salary to the 29th Sept'r. 16000 

To Cask & Shrinkage 8 P. ct 1280 

To the Rev' Mr. Mossom for Deficiency, Glebe, Cask, &c. 1728 

To John Ryan's Salary as Clerk of the Parish and Vestry 1800 

To Do. for washing the Church Linnen : 150 

To Edward Betti's Salary as Sexton 1000 

To Sam'l Bailey for keeping Mary Major 500 

To Thos. Moss for keeping Charles Goodwin 600 

To Mary Clopton for keeping Mary Godard 600 

To William Meanlcy for keeping his Daughter .... 700 

To Mr. Benja. Waller for a Copy of a List of Tithables. . 18 

To Colo. John Dandridge for 2 Copy's Do 36 

To Eliz. Morris for keeping Andrew Furneau 700 

To Mary Spencer for keeping her Daughter 600 

To Sarah Green towards her Support 300 

To Unity Raymond towards her Support 500 

To Martha Williams towards her Relief 250 

To Eliz. Plumley to be paid the Ch. Wardens towards her 

Relief 400 

To the Ch. Wardens for the Support of Agness Crump's 

Child 500 



228 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

To John Reynold & his wife towards their Support 600 

To Mr. Jonathan Patteson's Acc*t, ig, 2, ij^ In Tobo. at 

I4|P. Cent 1300 

To Rich'd Thompson towards his Support 500 

To Mr. Jesse Scott's Acc't, £4, o, o, In Tobo. at 14] P. Cent. 571 

To Tobacco Levy'd for the Use of the Parish 9000 

39633 
To the Collector's Salary at 6 P. Cent 2378 

4:^11 
P. Contra, Cr. 

By 1233 Tithables at 34 lb. Tobo. P. Poll 11922 

By a Ballance due to the Collector, to be Levy'd for him 

Next Year 89 

4201 1 

Ordered That Capt. Edmund Bacon and Mr. Jonathan Patte- 
son be Continued Church Wardens for the Ensuing year. 

That Mr. William Vaughan be Appointed a Vestry Man in 
the Room of Mr. William Hopkins, Dece'd ; And that the Clerk 
do give him Notice to attend at the Next Vestry to be held for 
this Parish. 

This Day the Parish Levy bein^ Laid, We find it amounts to 
the Sum of 4201 1 Poimds of Tobacco, which being Divided bv 
1233, being the Number of Tithables, as appears by the Lists, 
for this Present year Amounts to the Sum of 34 lb. Tobo. P. Poll., 
tor, which Sum Mr. Gill. Armistead is Impowered to Collect of 
Every Tithable in the Parish this Present year; To the true 
Performance of which he has given Bond Together with Colo. 
Dan'l Parke Custis and Colo. Wm. Macon, his Securieies. 

D. Mossom, Rector ; Dan'l Parke Custis, William Macon, Amb. 
Dudley, John Parke, Jesse Scott, & Walter Clopton, Vestrymen ; 
Edmund Bacon, ch. Warden. 

Recorded by John Ryan, Clk. Vestry. 



At a Vestry held at the Vestry Room for St. Peter's Parish 
the 29th Day of September, 1757. 



vestry book of st. peter s parish. 229 

Present : 

The Rev'd D. Mossom, MinV ; Colo. William Macon, Mr. John 
Parke, Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Mr. Ambrose Dudley, Capt. Jesse 
Scott; Capt. Edmund Bacon, Church Warden. 

St. Peter's Parish, Debtor. lb. Tobo. 

To the Rev'd Mr. David Mossom's Salary to Sept. 29th. . 16000 

To Cask & Shrinkage 8 P. Ct. on Do 1280 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom for Deficiency of a Glebe, 

Cask, &c 1728 

To John Ryan's Salary as Clerk of the Parish & Vestry. . 1800 

To Eleanor Ryan for Washing the Church Linnen 150 

To Edward Bettis's Salary as Sexton 1000 

To Saml Bailey for keeping Mary Major 500 

To Thos. Moss for keepine Charles Goodwin 600 

To Mary Clopton for keeping Mary Godard 600 

To William Meanley for keeping his Daughter 700 

To Mr. Benjamin Waller for a Copy of a List of Tithables 18 

To Mr. William Clayton for Two Copies Do 36 

To Eliza. Morris for keeping Andrew Furneau 700 

To Mary Spencer for keeping her daughter 600 

To Sarah Green towards her Support 300 

To Mr. Jonathan Patteson's Acct., £8, 10, 3^ Allow'd in 

Tobo. a 14 P. ct 1216 

To Colo. William Macon's Acc't I3|6|2 Allow'd in Do. at 

Do 97 

To Thos. Moss's Acc't for keeping Agness Crump's Child, 

ii, 5 6, a Do 180 

To Wm. Meanley's Acc't for building a Shedd for his 

Daughter 100 

To Mary Reynolds towards her Support 300 

To Martha Williams towards her Support 250 

To the Church Wardens for the Use of Eliza. Plumley . . . 400 

To Thos. Moss for keeping Agness Crump's Child 600 

To the Ch. Wardens for the Use of Rich'd Thomson .... 600 

To Do. for the Use of John Simco 1000 

To John DoUard for Burying Charles Morris 200 

To Rich'd Taylor for keeping Bolton's Child, i2, 10, a 14 

P. at 356 



23U VESTRY BOOK OP ST. PETER'S PARISH. 

To Do for keeping the Same Child the Ensuing year, £5 a 

14 P. ct 714 

To Mr. Bams' Acc't for a Coffin for Agness Crump and 

keeping her child 560 

To Do. for keeping the Said Child the Ensuing year 714 

To Mr. John Armistead's acc't i8| in Tob. at 14 P. Ct.. . 128 

To 4 lb. Tobo. P. Poll., Levy'd for the Use of the Parish 5008 

To the Collector for Ballance due to him Last Levy .... 5098 

To Do for Delinquents last year 198 

To John Hopkins acc't allow'd 196 

38918 
To the Collector's Salary a;t 6 P. ct 2335 

Total Sum 41253 

P. Contra, Cr. lb. Tobo. 

By 1252 Tithables at 33 lb. Tobo. P. Poll 41316 

Ballance due from the Collector to the Parish 63 

41316 

Ordered That Mr. Thos. Ivy & Mr. Stephen Fumeau Holmes 
do pay the Vestry i6oolb. Tob. with Cask, Shrinkage, &c., for the 
use of the Parish, and for not finishing the Glebe Work according 
to Agreement. 

Mr. William Vaughan having been Chosen by the last Vestry to 
serve as a Vestryman in the Room of Mr. William Hopkins, 
Dece'd, hath this Day duly Quallified himself by taking the Oaths 
Required by Law, and is, therefore, admitted a Member of this 
Vestry. 

Capt. Edmund Bacon & Mr. Jonathan Patteson by Consent of 
the Minister and Vestry, are Continued Church Wardens for 
the Ensuing year. 

Mr. Lewis Webb, & Mr. Izard Wilkinson are Chosen Vestry- 
men to Serve in the Room of Colo. Daniel Parke Custis, Dece'd, 
and Mr. John Lewis is Removed out of the Parish, and that the 
Clerk do give them notice to meet at the next Vestry to be held 
for this Parish. 

John Taylor, John Bird, and William Mcanley, upon their Pe- 
tition are set Levy free. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER's PARISH. 23 1 

This day the Parish Levy bein^ Laid & we find it amounts to 
the Sum of 41253 Pounds of Tobo., which being Divided by 1253, 
the Number of Tithables for this Present year, amounts to 33 lb. 
Tobo. P. Poll., and a Ballance due as above, which Sum of 33 lb. 
Tobo. P. Poll., Mr. Lain. Jones is Appointed to Collect, having 
Entered into Bond with his Securities, Colo. William Macon & 
Mr. William Clayton, for the due Performance of his Office. 

Signed by D. Mossom, Rector; WilFm Macon, Rich. Little- 
page, Amb. Dudley, John Parke, Jesse Scott and William 
Vaughan, Vestry-men ; Edmund Bacon, Church Warden. 

Recorded by John Ryan, Clk. Vestry. 



At a Vestry held at the Vestry Room for St. Peter's Parish the 
20th Day of February, 1758. 

Present : 

The Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom, Min'r ; Colo. William Macon, Mr. 
George Webb, Mr. Walter Clopton, Mr. John Parke, Mr. Jesse 
Scott, and Mr. William Vaughan, Vestrymen; Capt. Edmund 
Bacon, Mr. Jonathan Patteson, Ch. Wardens. 

Mr. Lewis Webb and Mr. Izard Wilkinson having been Chosen 
Vestry-men at the last Vestry, have this day taken the Oaths 
as appointed by Law ; and Subscribed the Test and Declaration, 
are thereupon admitted Members of this Vestry. 

Capt. Edmund Bacon, Church Warden, having Rendered an 
Acc't to the Vestry, the Ballance now in his hands is £19, 11, 

It appearing to the Vestry that the new Chimney at the East 
End of the Glebe House, is of great advantage and Conveniency 
to it; and it is agreed by the Vestrv that another New Chimney 
be Erected at the West End of the Said House; and that the 
Church Wardens with Colo. William Macon, Capt. Jesse Scott, 
Mr. Lewis Webb, Mr. John Parke and Mr. Izard Wilkinson, 
do meet at the Glebe to agree with the workmen for the Per- 
forming of the said work, when they shall judge Proper, and as 
soon as Conveniently they can. 

Ordered That Rich^d Crump have five of Madam Cnstis's male 
Tiths from the Brick House & Old Quarter to work upon hi? 
Road, and that those Tiths be Excused from working Upon any 
other Road. 



232 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

Order'd That William Bailey's & Joseph Pargeson's male 
Tiths be added to Martin Hewlet's gange. and that they be Ex- 
cused from workinjBT Upon any other Road. 

Ordered That Mrs. Eliza. Vaughan's, Philip Austin's, and 
George Walton's Male Tiths be added to Noel Waddell's Gange ; 
and that they also be Excused from working Upon any other 
Road. 

Ordered That the fine by the Presentment of the Grand Jury 
against Martin Hewlet be Remitted. 

Ordered That the fine by the Presentment of the Grand Jury 
against Rich'd Crump be Likewise Remitted. 

William Macon, Sen'r; Walter Clopton, John Parke, Jesse 
Scott, William Vaughan, Lewis Webb, Izard Wilkinson, Vestry- 
ment ; Edmund Bacon, Jonathan Patteson, Church Wardens. 



At a Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish on Monday, the 26th 
June, 1758. 

Present : 

The Rev'd D. Mossom, Min'r ; Colo. William Macon, Mr. John 
Parkes, Mr. Lewis Webb, Mr. Walter Clopton, Mr. Jesse Scott, 
Mr. William Vaughan, Mr. Izard Wilkinson, Vestrymen; Capt. 
Edw'a Bacon, Church Warden. 

Order'd That Mr. William Clayton be Appointed and Chosen 
a Vestryman to Serve in the Room of Mr. George Webb, Dece'd. 

Richard Crump having Presented his account for work done 
to the Church, &c., it is ordered that the Church Wardens Pay 
him the Sum of Twenty Pounds Curr't Money in full Satisfac- 
tion for all the work done by him for the Parish to this day. 

D. Mossom, Min'r; William Macon, John Parke, Jesse Scott, 
Walter Clopton, William Vaughan, Lewis Webb, Izard Wilkin- 
son. 

Recorded by John Ryan, Clerk of the Vestry. 



At a Vestry held at the Vestry Room of St. Peter's Parish on 
Wednesday, the 22nd of November, Anno. Dom., 1758. 

Present : 
The Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom, Min'r ; Mr. Lewis Webb, Mr. John 
Parke, Mr. Walter Clayton, Mr. Jesse Scott, Mr. William Clay- 
ton, Capt. William Vaughan, Capt. Rich'd Littlepage; Capt. 
Edward Bacon, Mr. Jonathan Patteson, Church Wardens. 



VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER'S PARISH. 233 

St. Peter's Parish, Dr. lb. Tobo. 

To the Rev'd Mr. D. Mossom's Salary to the 29 of Sept'r 16000 

To Cask & Shrinkage on Do. 8 P. Ct 1280 

To John Ryan's Salary as Clerk of the Ch. & Vestry to 7 

br. 29 1800 

To Edward Bettis, Sexton, to Sept. 29 1000 

To Elleanah Ryan for washing the Church Linnen 150 

To Mary Clopton for keeping Mary Godard 600 

To William Wilkinson for keeping Mary Major 500 

To Will'm Meanly for keeping his Daughter 700 

To Mr. Benja. Waller for a Copy of a list of Tithables. . . 18 

To Mr. William Clayton for Two Copy's Do 36 

To Mary Spencer for keeping her Daughter 600 

To Eliza. Morris for keeping Andrew Furneau 700 

To Sarah Green towards her Support 300 

To Mary Reynolds towards her support 300 

To Martha Williams towards her Support 250 

To the Church Wardens for the Use of Eliza. Plumley . . . 400 

To Ditto for the Use of John Simcoe 1000 

To Do. for the Use of Rich'd Tomson 600 

To Mr. Lewis Webb's Acc't, £1, 18, 11, In Tobo. at 2d 233 

To Mr. Lain. Jones for Ballance of his Acc't 66 

To the Rev'd Mr. Mossom's Acc't,i2, 7, o, In Tobo. at 2d. 252 

To the Ch. Wardens for the Use of Jane Pond 800 

To Ditto for Will'm Meanley's Use 200 

To Do. for John Tayloe's Use 200 

To Do. for Mary Amos 200 

To Rich'd Crump's Acc't, £5, 6, 10, in Tob. at 2 P. Cent.. 641 

To Mr. Jesse Scott's Acct. £4, 15, o, In Tobo. at Do 570 

To Tobo. Levy'd for additional Work done to the Glebe. . 5000 

34396 
To the Collector's Salary at 6 P. Centum 2063^ 

Total Sum 36459^4 

Pr. Contra, Cr. 

By 1259 Tithables at 29 lb. Tob. P. Poll 3651 1 

Ballance Due from the Collector to the Parish 51J4 

Prof 36511 



;34 VESTRY BOOK OF ST. PETER S PARISH. 

Orders. Capt. William Vaughan and Mr. Lewis Webb are 
appointed and Chosen Church Wardens for the Ensuing year. 

Mr. Jonathan Patteson * * * Rendered his Acc't. The Bal- 
lance Due from him to the Parish * * * Pounds, Ten Shillings 
and Two Pence, which Sum he is O * * * & Pay to Mr. Ste- 
phen Homes, and Mr. Thomas Joy. 

This day the Parish Sum being ***** jq. The Nuumber 
of Tithables for this Present year amounts to 29 lb. Tobacco P. 
Poll., and a Ballance due to the Parish as above, whereof the 
Church Wardens are Appointed Collectors, and by Security for 
the due Performance of his office as Collector. 

D. Mossom, Rector; Walter Clopton, Rich'd Littlepage, John 
Parke, Edmund Bacon, Jesse Scott, Jonathan Patteson, William 
Clayton, Vestrymen; William Vaughan, Lewis Webb, Church 
Wardens. 

Dr. St. Peter's Parish to Mr. Wm. Walker. 

£ S D 
1 741 To Building a Steeple according to the first agree- 
ment 130.. CO 

To making a New Door, & Door Case, Painting the 
great West Door, Mending the Plaistering, White 
Washing the Church, Mending the Floor & Sleepers 

in Sev'll of the Pews 8.. 0..0 

To making a large Palisade Gate 4.. 0..0 

To Painting the Stairs 0..15..0 

To Making a Table for the Vestry Room i.. 5..0 

To Making 3 Benches for Do 0..12..0 

146..12..0 
Taken from this account 6.. 5..0 

Allowed 140.. 7..0 

Contra. Cr. 

By cash Rec'd of Maj. John Dan * * 40.. 0..0 

By Do. Rec'd of Capt. Rich'd Litt. * * 30.. 0..0 

By Do. Paid Wm. Atkinson as P 48.. 0..C 

By Do. Pd. Mr. FargV' Mathes * * ; 37.. 2 J 

By Do. Pd. the Rev'd Mr. David Mossom iS- 4- 

140.. 7 
[These last pages are much mutilated.] 



INDEX. 



Addison, i86. 

Adams, 19, 121, 122, 125, 130, 132, 

133, 145, 176. 
Alais, 69. 

Alldridge, 18, 45, 109. 
Alexandrian, 338. 
Alford, 8, II, 15, 17, 49, 63, 105, 

114, 118^ 119, 120, 131, 172. 
Allen, 17, T7, 79, 80, 83, 84, 85, 86, 

89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 

97, 98, 99, 100, 103, 105, 109, 

135, 156. 
Allin, 45, 80, 102, 104, 106, 107, 

112, 113, 114. 
Alloway, 168, 170. 
Amess, 131. 
Amoss, 45, 66, 137, 139, 140, 142, 

176, 183. 
Anderson, 10, 69, 81, 82, 83, 211, 

212, 215. 
Andrewson, 18. 
Apperson, 138, 154. 
Armistead, 210, 222, 230. 
Arnott, 189. 
Arnotto, 178, 183. 
Ashburton, 92. 
Ashbury, 173. 
Ashcraft, 45, 138, 140, 186, 188, 

189, 19(5, 208. 
Askew, 85, 108, 161, 163, 164, 165, 

167, 215. 
Atkinson, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 18, ^2, 81, 

no, 124, 172, 213, 223. 
Austin, 18, 52, 87, 90, 92, 107, 130, 

132, 134, 140, 142, 162, 

186, 189, 193, 208, 232. 

Bacon, 19, 24, 92, 213, 224, 230. 

Badford, 44. 

Bailey, 174, 193, 196, 211, 215, 216, 

223, 2Z2. 
Baisy, 124, 126, 128, 129, 131, 132. 
Baizey, 133. 

Baker, 18, 26, 27, 45, 162, 204. 
Ball, 3, 6, 7,8,9, 10, II, 15. 
Barbridge, 167. 

Barker, 5, 17, 18, 85, 163, 187, 215. 
Barkwell, 152. 



Barley, 161. 

Barn, for Glebe, dimensions, &c., 

157. 

Barnes, 29, 202, 214, 224, 230. 

Bassett, 5, 9, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 
28, 29, 31, 34, 38, 39, 42, 44, 
45, 46, 47, 49, 50, 52, 55, 58, 
59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 68, 
70, 71, 75, 1^. 77. 79, 83, 
84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 9?, 
93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 100, 102, 
103, 104, 106, 107. 

Bathurst, 14, 29, 43, 44, 47, 48, 50, 

51. 
Batte, 18. 

Baughn, 18, 81, no. 
Bayle, 51, 52. 
Beateson, 18. 
Becket, 64. 
Bedford, 43, 123, 124, 126, 129, 

131, 133, 137, 142, 147, 148. 
Belfry, 132, 134. 
Bell, 92, 187. 
Bell, for church, 127. 
Beltes, 204, 217. 
Benches, for church, 172. 
Benskin, 13. 
Bettis, 162. 

Beverdam Swamp, 69. 
Bibles, 80. 
Binns, 201. 
Birch, 161, 163, 186. 
Bird, 18, 19. 

Bishop of the Plantation, 78. 
Black Creek, 45, 151. 
Black Creek Mill, 9. 
Blackwell, 18, 51, 60. 
Blair, 4, 144. 
Blissland Parish, 3. 
Bodford, 17. 
Bod lay, 9. 
Boe, ^iS. 
Bogg, 30. 
Bollosk, 18. 
Bolskly, 20. 
Bolton, 228. 
Book, 17. 



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Booker, 148. 

Booth, 32. 

Boots, 18. 

Borross, 18. 

Bostick, 18. 

Botler, 18. 

Botte, 25. 

Botts, 17. 

Boughleys, 165. 

Boughon, 120. 

Bound, 45. 

Bourn, 124, 137. 

Bourne, 57. 

Bouster, 35. 

Bouston, 34. 

Bo we, 40, 41. 

Bowker, 3, 4, 45, 46, 47, 49, 5o, 

51, 52, 53, 55, 57, 59, 60, 61, 

63, 64, 65, 67, 70, 71. 
Bradbury, 45. 
Bradby, '29, 97. 
Bradshaw, 29. 

Bray, 43, 44, 45, 46, 57, T^y 85. 
Brick Chapel, 74. 
Brick Church, 53, 58, 61, (i2, 65, 

71, 80, 91, 104, 109, 126. 
Brick House, 117. 
Bricklayers, 64, 71. 
Brick Wall, dimensions, material, 

&c., 126. 
Bricks, 57, 112. 
Britt, 18. 
Brigman, 85. 
Brock, 21. 
Brodie, 3, 104, 105, 106, 107, no, 

III, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 

118, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 

126, 127. 
Brook, 119. 

Brokar, 173, 175, 201. 
Brokas, 172, 173, 177, 179, 192. 
Brooke, 3, 18, 129, 130. 
Brooker, 118, 152, 154, 155, 156, 

186, 194, 208. 
Brookes, no, 120, 140, 148, 151, 

156, 158, 161, 163, 165, 170, 

172, 211. 
Brothers, 109, no, 114, 149, 152, 

211. 
Brown, 18, 60, 62, 141, 142, 145, 

148, 156, 163. 
Browne, 72, 142. 
Browning, 66. 
Brownscale, Bromscale, 3, 128, 

130, 131. 
Broxom, 18. 
Bryan, 18, 60, 62, 66, 72. 



Bugg, 97, 120, 121, 123, 124, 131, 
137, 139, 142, 148. 

Buggs, 41. 

Bulkley, 18, 32. 

Burbidge, 193. 

Burke, 186. 

Burley, 69. 

Burnett, 36. 

Burrass, 41. 

Burrow, 85. 

Burrows, 43, 49, 50, 52, 65, ^2. 

Burruss, 18, 

Butts, 31, 63, 66, 72, 73, l(i, 77> 79, 
80, 81, 83, 85, 86, 89, 90, 91, 
92, 93. 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 102, 
103, III, 113, 124, 126, 130, 
170, 172, 179, 192, 193, 208. 

Carefoot, 82. 

Carr, 3, 5, 6. 

Carlton, 6, 7, 9, 11. 

Carpenter, 50, 59, 158. 

Carroll, 201, 204, 225. 

.Carter, 148, 173. 

Casements, 75. 

Cash, 16. 

Casks, for Tobo., 6-234.. 

Cattle, 41. 

Cawdry, 18. 

Cedar Posts, 44. 

Chain Carrier, 81. 

Chamberlayne, 142, 145, 176, 178, 
190. 

Chamberlayne's Ferry, 171. 

Chamberlayne's Ordinary, 172. 

Chandler, 17. 

Chappell, 45, 67, 161. 

Chapel of Ease, 78. 

Chapman, 40, 41. 

Chex, linen, 208. 

Christian, 224. 

Chickahominy Swamp, 54, 62, 69, 
75, 139, 151. 

Childs, 64, 65, 67, 68, 71, 73, 75, 
83. 

Chilloe, 18. 

Chimney to Glebe House, 231. 

Church Benches, 234. 

Church Wardens, 8, 30, 105, 125, 
145, 176, 193, 208, 232. 

Church Yard Cleaning, 187. 

Church Bell, 84. 

Church Cloth, 82. 

Church Plate, 34, 82. 

Clapboard, 88. 

Clark, 28, 31, 82, 151, 208. 

Clarke, 18, 45, 80. 

Clarkson, 49, 72, 82, 206. 



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Clarkston, 17. 

Claxton, 92. 

Claybourne, 18. 

Clayton, 17. 

Clopton, 33, 36, 37, 38, 41, 49, 50, 

59, 61, 68, 71, 79, 80, 89, 91, 96, 

105, 121, 145, 176, 193, 208, 

224. 
Clough, 56, 60, ^2, 82, 91, 97, loi, 

107. 
Colam, 107. 
Cole, 213. 
Collutn, 118. 
Collings, 3, 133, 142. 
Colt, 177, 180, 183. 
Comrie, 163, 165. 
Conding, 17. 
Cooc, 202. 
Cooke, 120, 122. 
Coopers, 180. 
Commissary, 143. 
Communion Cloth, 28, 158, 163. 
Communion Wine, 34, 60. 
Corley, 67. 
Cox, 17, 19, 29. 

Craford, 10, 16, 22, 28, 31, 39, 45, 
^ 49, 51, 59, 65, 68, 75, 81, 83. 
Crawford, 14, 18, 44. 
Croix, 201. 
Crump, 15, 17, 29, 45, 57, 63, 85, 

98, 129, 139, 140, 162, 164, 172, 

177, 195, 208, 211, 232. 
Cruse, 178, 179. 
Curteen, 34. 
Custis, 4, 172, 181, 191, 209, 210, 

211, 230. 
Cypress Shingles, 157. 
Dabonei, 14. 
Dabnee, 11, 13. 
Dabney, 6, 7, 9. 
Dabnie, 12, 16. 
Dabboni, 5, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 

26, 28, 31, 34. 
Dalton, 167. 
Dandridge, 163, 169, 176, 177, 192, 

193, 208, 211, 234. 
Daniel, 32, 41, 45, 213. 
Davis, 17, 19, 32, 50, 159, 162, 168, 

172, 209, 211, 215. 
Davison, 186. 
Delahay, 45. 
Dennet, 149. 
Deprosse, 18. 
Derritour, 182. 
Derricourt, 186. 
Diet, 61. 
Dike, 142, 145. 



Dikes, 155. 

Dillon, 19. 

Dixon, 209. 

Dod, 72. 

Dodd, 135. 

Dollard, 45, 189, 224. 

Dood, 149, 152. 

Doran, 129, 135, 183. 

Doritt, 18. 

Dowie, 17. 

Downe, 173, 175. 

Downs, 173, 209. 

Drummond, 124, 130, 133. 

Drysdale, 4, 144. 

Dudley, 174, 176, 177, 192, 193, 

208, 209, 213, 224. 
Dunston, 209, 211. 
Duvall, 188. 
Dwelling House, 118. 
Easley, 182. 
Eastor, 18. 
Edloe, 69. 
Edwards, 24, 29. 
Effingham, 14. 
Ellis, 64. 

Ellison, 18, 20, 45. 
Ellyson, 213, 224. 
Elmore, 92, 192. 
Engleebricht, 18. 
Epecon, 17. 
Epperson, 135. 
Essex Co., 125. 
Exchange, bills of, 7. 
Fargisson, 206. 
Farney, 183. 
Farrell, 162, 175, 209. 
Faulkner, 23, 32, 34, 36, 37, 40, 42, 

60, lOI. 
Fergisson, 45. 
Fernea, 207. 
Ferrall, 173. 
Field, 131. 
Finch, 156. 
Fisher, 29, Z2, 33, 35. 
Flange, 226. 

Fleming, 10, 18, 02, 117, 138. 
Flinch, 45. 
Font, 173, 
Fontaine, 132. 
Footes, 186. 

Forbes, 199, 210, 213, 215, 226. 
Forbess, 3, 132, 201, 208, 226. 
Forbush, 206. 
Forgesson, 205. 
Forgeson, 57, 85, 201. 
Fornea, 209. 
Forster, 8, 12, 17, 19, 22, 23, 29, 30, 



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39, 45. 49, 50, 59, 6o, 68, 70, 
79, 82, 89, 92, 99, 100, 112. 

Foster, 102, 112, 170, 173, 177, 192, 
193, 208, 209, 220. 

Gardner, 45, 87, 91, 97, loi, 105, 
107, no, 116, 118. 

Garrai, 18, 45. 

Gates, 155. 

Gates to Church, 127. 

Gawlin, 173. 

Gentry, 18, 60, 69. 

Geof rige, 8c. 

Gibbs, 36. 

Gibson, 36, 40, 45. 

Giles, 32, 40. 

Gilliam, 17, 46, 137, I39, 140, I99- 

Glass, 10, 62, 75. 

Glebe, 87, 154, 162, 194. 

Glebe House. 95, 96, 112, 128, 134, 
^76. 

Glebe House, plans and direc- 
tions for 96, 112, 113. 

Gleh-* T?nnsp, materials, &c., 112, 

113. 
Glebe Kitchen, 159. 
Glebe Land, 54, 1&7. 
Gogan, 212. 
Gontin, 18, 25, 65, 72. 
Gooch, 18. 
Gooding, 205. 
Goodwin, 103, 104, no, 114, 139, 

140, 142, 146, 148, 164, 168, 

172, 175, 177, 179, 185, 191, 

193, 208, 212, 216. 
Gordon, 3, 19, 21. 
Gore, 128, 129, 130, 132. 
Gray, 3, 4, 95, 96, 97, 99, 100, 103, 

105, 200, 208, 213. 
Green, 17, 29, 30, 120, 221, 222. 
Greene, 224. 
Greenhill, 143, 
Greens, 117. 
Gregory, 214, 224. 
Grey, 95, 178, 182. . 
Grimley, 149. 
Grindlev, 17, 179, 183, 191, 193, 

208. 
Gross, 18. 

Grumhal, 178, i8r, 191, 195, 208. 
Guilam, 119. 

Guillani, 131, 133, 142, 145. 
Gulshcll, 36. 
Gunton, 40. 
Hall, 69, 71, 72,- 
Hare, 87. 

Tlarficld, 172, 209. 
Harman, 17, 18. 



Harper, 122. 

Harris, 18, 45i 52, 97, 122, 224. 

Hart, 6, 8, 11, 15, 19, 25, 27. 

Harte, 17. 

Hartwell, 186. 

Harvey, 70, 84, 90, 118. 

Hawle, 107. 

Haggard, 142, 152, 156, 163, 165, 

168, 170, 173, 177, 179, 182, 

190, 193, 200. 
Heath, 192, 195, 210, 216. 
Helton, 100, loi, 108. 
Henderson, 19, 92, 117, 135. 
Hewlet, 171, 174, 208, 209, 213, 

224, 232. 
High Sheriff, 33, 50, IQ2, 210. 
Hight, 18, 211. 
Hilliard, 214, 224. 
Hill, 17. 
Hillon, 51. 
Hilton, 34, 36, 39, 40, 43, 47, Si, 

55, 56, 60, 65, 72, 77. 81, b5, 

87, 90, 92, 97, 99, loi, no, 

114, 131. 
Hinges, 88. 
Hithe, 215. 
Hockaday, 197, 200. 
Hodges, 17. 
Holmes, 172, 174, 177, 192, 195, 

208, 230. 
Holt, 123. 
Hood, 69. 
Hopkins, 213, 230. 
Hopor, 20. 
Horses, 40. 
Horse Blocks, 158. 
Horsley, 18. 
Howard, 14, 45. 

Howes, 36, 40, 43, 51. , 

Howie, 133. 
Howies, loi. 
Howsheus, 18. 
Hughes, 18, 45, 62, 69, 73, 80, 87, 

90, 149, 196. 
Hulett, 162. 
Hutchinson, 211. 
Indian Corn, 40. 
Indian Ross, 72. 
Irb}', 191. 
Iron Work, 62. 
Isard, 18. 
Tvy, 230. 
Jackson, 17. 30, 53, 58, 59, 60, 61, 

65, 69. 72, 82, 84, 87, 88, 107, 

116, n9, 120, 130, 162, 172. 
James City, 19, 24, 54. 
Jarrett, 17, 213, 223. 



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Jennings, 104. 

Joanes, 7, 8, 9, 15, 17, 18, 20. 

Johnson, 18, 19, 45, 67, 69, 119, 
122, 126, 129, 133, 134, 137, 
139, 142, 146, 213. 

Jones, 5, 6, 45, 69, 231. 

Jordan, 92. 

Jonet, 142. 

Joj-ners, 59. 

Justice of Peace, 174. 

Keeling, loi, 102. 

Kemp, 163, 165, 173, 177, 179. 

Kirby, 28. 

Kimburrow, 69, 72, 73, 74, 81. 

King, iS, 19, 25, 27, 51, 72, 87, 91. 

Kitchcm Dimensions and Mate- 
rials, 134. 

Knott, 68, 73. 

Lring, 3, 4, 143, 145. 

Landidge, S2. 

Lansestor, 18. 

Lathes, 69. 

Lead, 75. 

Leah, 41. 

Leake, 47. 

Lespleete, 90. 

Levermore, 74, 84, 86, 88, 98, 102. 

Lewes, 18. 

Lewis, 38, 39, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 

49, 50, 59, 64, 69, 117, 135, 
141, 145, 176, 206, 211. 

Lichfield, Bishop of, 3. 

Lightfoot, 7, 17, 29, 40, 41, 43, 55, 
63, 76, 77. 79, 83, 84, 89, 107, 
135, 137, 172. 

Littlepage, 6, 7, 13, 17, 27, 40, 64, 

68, 69, 70, 71, 74, 75, 76, 80, 

81,82,83,84,87,88,90,98,99, 

103, 113, 114, 124, 129, 177, 

. 180, 193, 208, 213, 234. 

Littlepage, Madam, 162. 

Lock and Key, 88. 

London, 4. 

London, Bishop of, 4. 

Lyddall, 18, 25, 27, 71, 31, 39, 40, 

^^ 49, SO. 57 62, 69, 70, 74, 86. 

Mackcney. 45, 51. 

Macon, 5, 8, 10, 11, 17, 19, 20, 25, 

29,31,35,37,38,40,49,52,53, 

50. 59, 64, 133, 138, 142, 145, 
176, 177, 192, 193, 208, 210, 
213, 224. 

Mackgeehe. 45. 
Magrime, 55. 
Maidlin, 69. 

Major, 15, 17. 20, 33, 47, 63. 72, 
107, 120, 170, 176, 177, 192. 



Mallitt, 67. 

Mannin, 213, 224. 

Markgold, 17. 

Marrohoe, 169, 171. 

Marston, 141, 142, 143. 145, 157, 

179, 192, 193, 208, 209. 210. 
Martin, 18, 45, 69, 72, 81, 83, 101, 

119, 138, 140, 165, 182, 192, 

213, 224. 
Mason, 17. 
Mashay, 18. 
Mask, 18, 83. 
Massie, Massy, 69, 76, 77, 79, 80, 

83, 85, 86, 89. 90, 99, 100, 112, 

116, i3ij, 145, 176, 179, I93» 

208, 210, 212. 
Maryland Springs, 50. 
Matheson, 216. 
Mattheys, 211. 
Mathews, 170, 193. 
Mattis, 215. 

Mattodequin Creek, 31, 69. 
Meanley, 18, 208, 211, 214, 173. 
Meas, 114. 

Mecham's Creek, 66. 
Medlook, 18. 
Mems, 131. 

Men's side of church, 159. 
Meridie, 18. 
Mcrnwcthcr 49, 50, 53, 55, 59, 63, 

66, 68, 70, 76, 81, 83, 124. 
Meux, 107, 131, 202, 209, 210, 215. 
Middlesex, 4. 
Milk House, 100. 
Milk House, directions for, 100. 
Miller, 32. 
Millington, 17, 29, 30, 105, 107, 

no. 
Mills, 18, 81. 
Mimb, 35. 
Mims, 40, 48, 51, 56, 60, 66, 83, 84, 

105. 
Minns, 36, 37, 45, 72, 81, 87, 92, 

97, lor. 
Minge, 24. 
Mitchell, 10, 15, 21, 45, 57, 85, 109, 

125. 
Mitshal, Mitshcl, 6, 9. 
Monro we, 38, 39, 40. 
Moorman, 18. 
Moon. 17, 18, 65, 137, 157, 172, 

186, 191, 195, 206. 
Moore, 18, 45, 57, 62, 69, 72, 8r, 

83, loi, 120, 129, 130, 133, 135, 

137, 139, 140, 173, 175. 177, 
i 178, 179, 192, 194, 208. 

1 Moreau, 3, 39, 42, 44. 



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Morgan, i8, 45, 80, 87, 139, 140, 
142, 146, 148, 161, 163, 164, 
172, 173, 175, 176, 192, I95» 
207, 224. 

Morris, 18, 26, 27, 29, 99, 130, 
131, 142, 148, 152, 163, 196, 
2Q2, 209, 210, 211, 215, 216. 

Moss, 14, 18, 20, 29, 30, 33, 35, 39, 
42, 49, 51, 53, 58, 63, 66, 68, 
70, 72, 75, 81, 82, 91, 107, no, 
161, 165, 214, 224. 

Mossom, 3, 4, 147, 176, 177, 192, 
193, 208, 209, 233. 

Murrahoe, 172, 173, 175, 177, 178, 
179, 181, 182. 

Nails, 5, 22, 159. 

Nance, 159. 

Napier, 32, 34, 87, 91. 

Nash, 130, 176. 

Neenes, 45. 

Nees, 40. 

Netherland, 141, 145, 176. 

New Kent Co., 3. 

Nicholl, 57. 

Nichols, 19. 

Noah, 210. 

Noden, 133. 

Norkton, 18. 

Norris, 85, 87, 89, 91, 92, 93. 

Northe, 79. 

Nuckols, 67. 

Ornaments, 80. 

Osling, 17, 119, 120, 123, 133, 137, 
142, 146, 172. 

Otey, 139, 141, 151, 153. 

Oyster Shoals, 61. 

Paddison, 17. 

Page, 2, 4, 7, 10, 12, 15, 18, 19, 23, 
. 27, 29, 31, 34, 39, 65. 

Paine, 17. 

Painters, 158. 

Painting stairs, 234. 

Paisley, 5, 172. 

Palisade gate, 234. 

Pamunkey river, 24. 

Paper, 173. 

Parish Debt, 209. 

Parish Levy, 5, et seg. 

Park, Parke, 5, 9, 11, 12, 15, 22, 
36, 39, 42, 44, 45, 46, 49, 52, 53, 
57, 59, 60, 63, 65, 68, 75, 76, 
83, 86, 89, 91, 97, 100, 106, 113, 
133, 209, 210, 224. 

Parker, 28, 120, 156. 

Parks, 6, 9, 13, 16, 18, 20, 24, 28, 
31, 33. 36, 37, 38, 39, 63, 70, 71, 
77. 109. 



Pargeson, 232. 

Pargestor, 18, 21, 26. 

Pargetor, 30, 33. 

Pasley, 17, 22, 65, 66, 209. 

Pates, 18. 

Patteson, 139, 141, I45, 176, I77, 
183, 193, 206, 213, 215, 221, 
230, 234. 

Peard, 18. 

Pearson, 142, 148, 152, 164, 165, 
167, 168, 170, 172, 183. 

Peasley, 6, 7, 10, 12. 

Pedly, 36, 40, 43. 

Peggs, 51. 

Penix, 18. 

Peraut, 72. 

Perkins, 138, 213. 

Perme, 5. 

Perry, 3. 

Pettison, 139. 

Phillips, 19, 20, 189, 193, 215. 

Physic, 108. 

Pierce, 17. 

Pine Plank, 159. 

Pinchback, 151, 214. 

Plank, &c., 157. 

Plantine, 81. 

Plasterers, 158. 

Plate, 90. 

Plumley, 212. 

Pargistor, 25. 

Poindexter, 5, 13, 15, 17, 22, 26, 
27, 60, 65, 66, 72, 73, 76, 77, 
79, 80, 82, 85, 86, 88, 90, 99, 
loi, 132, 145, 176, 213. 

Polgreen, 13, 18. 

Pollard, 202. 

Pond, 162. 

Pontin, 20, 21, 22, 25, 50. 

Porch, 184. 

Powers, 184, 185. 

Prayer Books, 187. 

Precincts, 213. 

Price, 124. 

Prior, 18. 

Purde, 45. 

Pyrant, 70, 81. 

Quaker, 4. 

Quit Rents, 152. 

Ragglin, 18. 

Ragland, loi, 214, 224. 

Ray, 18. 

Ra>Tnond, 123, 222. 

Read, 152. 

Realy, 18. 

Red Oaks, 23. 

Reese, 45. 



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Register Book, 51. 

Rever, 5. 

Reynolds, 222. 

Rhodes, 35, 40. 

Richardson, 157, 196, 210. 

Richison, 199. 

Rigoner, 6. 

Roads, 65. 

Roberts, 165, 213. 

Robertson, 79. 

Rock, 165. 

Rodge, 29. 

Rogor, 7. 

Ronalle, 18. 

Rope and Chain, 187. 

Roper, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 
22, 26, 28, 31, 33, 34, 36, 38, 
42, 44, 47, 49, 81, 83, 137, 213. 

Ross, 22, 36, 40, 41, 114, 162, 173, 
182, 186, 209. 

Russell, 188. 

Ryan, 209, 223. 

Sand, 69. 

Sands, 18. 

Sanders, 17, 18, 49, 51, 56, 60, 66, 
y2, 84, 101, 114, 116, 123. 

Sanderson, 138, 148, 142. 

Salaries of Ministers, 88, loi. 

Sallivating, 178. 

Sawyer, 61. 

Schoolhouse, 53, 58, 104. 

Scott, 71, 79, 80, 89, 90, 99, 100, 
112, 120, 125, 126, 132, 133, 
139' 156, 16s, 213, 234. 

Scruggs, 29, 32, 45, 62, 87, 90, 133, 
I37» 207, 213, 224. 

Securities, 197. 

Sellake, 3. 

Sharp, 127. 

Sheets, 173. 

Sherman, 169, 174, 176, 177, 192, 
193, 208. 

Shoes, 37, 43. 

Silver Chalice, 163. 

Skelton, 127, 129. 

Slater, 15. 

Slattor, 8. 

Smith, 5, 6, 7, Q, 17, 18, 19, 20, 
22, 26, 27, 28, 31, 33, 36, 39, 
41, 42, 44, 46, 47, 49, SO, Si, 
S2. 53, S9, 60, 63, 70, 87, 92, 
107, 119, 120, 123, 124, 130, 

174. 
Snead, 18, 62, 82. 
Sodder, 75. 
Spear, 17, 121, 122. 
Speares, 97. 



Spencer, 18, 211, 221, 215. 

Spurlock, 17, 29, 139. 

Squire, 3, 7o, 7h 74, 75, 77, 79, 

80, 81, 83, 87, 90, 91. 
Stafford Co., 182. 
Stamp, 72. 
Stanley, 45. 

Steeple to Church, 181, 234. 
Stocks, 80, 169. 
Stone, 17. 
Stone Swamp, 61. 
Strange, 18, 107, 109, 193, 206. 
Stringer, 83. 
Shroasby, 85. 
St. John's College, 4. 
St. Paul's Parish, 79, 83, 84, 86. 
St. Peter's Parish, 3, '234. 
St. Stephen's Church, 4. 
Surplice, 28, 43, 56, 81, 167. 
Surveyor, 107. 
Swanson, 31, 32. 
Taliaferro, 203. 
Talle, 18. 
Tarr, 158, 160. 
Tate, 18. 
Taylor, 3, 4, 18, 9, 93, 96, 97, 99, 

101, 103, 105, 107, 109, III, 

114, 124, 134, 135, 137, 142, 

151, IS2, 167, 179, 183, I9S, 

207, 228. 
Teate, 56. 
Terrell, 222. 
Terroll, 19. 

Thomas, 18, 110, 145, 151. 
Thompson, 18, loi, 162. 
Thornton, no, 114, 119, 120, 130, 

140, 14s, 149, IS3, IS6. 
Thorp, 137. 
Timson, 56, 61, no, 149, 161, 163, 

164, 167. 
Tinsley, 18. 
Tinsley, 69. 
Tithables, 6, 234 
Tobacco, 6, 234. 
Tobacco, improvement of, 141. 
Tobacco Plants, 139, 148. 
Tobacco Stalks, 151. 
Tobacco Strips, 151. 
Tobacco Suckers, 151. 
Tobacco Viewers, 153, 154. 
Tomson, 171, 215. 
Tony, 45. 
Torker, 18. 

Totopatomoys Creeke, 69. 
Tonger, 201. 
' Tyler, 69. 
' Tudora, 151. 



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Turkey Leather, 187. 

Turner, 7, 10, 11, 14. 16, 18, 19, . 
20, 21, 23, 25, 29, 30, 32, 34' 
36, 38, 42, 43. 45. 50, 67. n, 
81, 117, 155, 171, 172, 208, 211. 
212, 215, 216. 

Turber, 35. 

Undertakers, 227. 

Uppehew, 73. 

Upshear, 87, 90. 

Vaiden, 214, 222, 224. 

Vaughan, 17, 61, yz^ 82, 118. 214. 
228, 234. 

Veere, 159. 

Venable, 18. 

Waddell, 17, 76. 77. 79, 80, 83, 
86, 89, 90, 99, 100. 112, 119, 
120, 124, 126. 133, 177, 192, 
194, 208, 215, 224. 

Waddy, 16, 18, 20, 33, 81. 

Wady, 10. 

Wainscot, 164. 

Wakefield, 18. 

Walker, 36, 43, 45, 105, 108, 118. 

Wall, 18. 

Waller, 183, 190, 211, 234. 

Walton, 17, 18, 138, 145, 176, 210, 

2Z2. 

Ware, 3, 22, 23. 24, 25, 2^, 27, 28, 

31. Z2. ZZ, 38. 
Warkman, 30. 
Warren, 18, 204, 205. 
Warsinan, 32. 
Washington, 4. 
Watkins, no, 116, 122, 147, 149, 

156. 
Weaver, 124, 129, 134, 161, 162, 

163, 164, 167, 186, 214, 224. 



Webb, 17, Z2. 34, 36, 39. 43, 48. 

SI, 56, 60, 65, 70, 72, 81, 209, 

210, 212. 
Well, 154 
Well Bucket, loi. 
West, 18. 
Wharton, 45. 
White, 122. 
Wiatt, 82. 

Wicker, 123, 124, 126, 128, 129. 
Wilde, 108, no. 
Wilkins, 17, 25, 50, 52, 72. 
Wilkinson, 8, 11, 18, 25. 45, 51, 56, 

60, 90, 138, 201, 213, 224, 230, 

234- 
Williams, 3, 17, 20. 21, 24, 90, 174. 

226. 
Williamsburg, 79, 127. 
Wilmore, 139. 
Wimsherfers, 43. 
Winfield, 119, 120. 
Winifree, 162. 
Winfry, 107. 
Wingfield, zd, 60. 
Winkfield, 120. 
Wine, 173, 184. 
Winston, 10. 
Willin, 34. 
Witty, 18. 
Wood, 7, 10, II, 29, 30, 34, 2fi, 

40, 43, 51, 56, 60. 
Woody, 18. 
Workmour, 5, 17. 
Worthe, 182. 
Wright, 5, 8. 
Wyatt, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 

22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 31, 39, 

44, 47, 49, 50, 52, 56, 59, 60, 

62, 64, 69, 70, 83, 92.